The Irish Aberdeen Angus Association has opened entries for its 2022 National Calf Show that this year, has a prize fund of €10,000.
The National Calf Show will take place on Sunday, October 9, at Mid Tipperary Co-Operative Livestock Mart (Thurles Mart) as part of the Irish Aberdeen Angus Association’s Autumn Extravaganza.
This event will see a total of 11 classes and five championships with entries open to all pedigree Angus cattle in the Republic of Ireland.
The winners in each of the 11 classes will be awarded the following, as per their rank:
First prize: €300; Second prize: €200; Third prize: €100; Fourth prize: €75; Fifth prize: €50.
The first and second-prize winners from each of the 11 classes will then go forward to compete in the following championships: Senior male; Senior female; Junior male; Junior female.
The champion in each of these four championships will secure another €200, with the reserve taking home €100.
Finally, the ‘creme la de creme’ will go forward to compete in the AXA Supreme National Calf Show championship. The winner here will take home an additional €500, with the reserve securing €300.
The AXA supreme champion will go home from the event having accumulated €1,000 overall.