‘British Livestock’ Stand At Irish Ploughing Championship 19-21 September 2017 Roars Into Life at 8am on First Day!!
The ‘British Livestock Genetics’ stand, was packed with interest, from 8 am on the first day of this, the largest outdoor exhibitor and agricultural trade show in Europe, with approaching 80% of all literature being snapped up by the end of the second day.
The attendance, over the three day event, was a record breaking 291,500, with visitors being drawn from every corner of the island of Ireland, in addition to strong international visitor support; the event attracting over 1700 trade exhibitors, covering all aspect of rural life. This was in addition to over 250 acres of competition ploughing, involving the most modern and biggest reversible’s to horses and vintage classes, with 300 competitors taking part.
The ‘British Livestock Genetics’ stand, located in the middle of the livestock area, was supported with breed information from 20 beef and 9 British sheep Societies and breeders.
The very wide range of genetic information available proved of great interest to visitors; needless to say the subject of ‘Brexit’ was as never far from people’s minds and its implication for beef and sheep trade between the UK and Ireland.
This, the 86th Irish National Ploughing Championships, was held near Tullamore, about 60 miles due west of Dublin, in the heart of the Irish Midlands. The stand was organised in conjunction with the British Livestock Genetics Consortium (BLG) and the export department of AHDB – Beef and Lamb; the objective of this, British presence, at Ireland’s premier agricultural event, being to raise the profile of quality British livestock genetics and to generate trade.
The stand was organised, on behalf of the British Livestock Genetics Consortium (BLG), by John Fleming of ‘JF Professional Genetic Services’, ably supported by Gill Evans, an experienced pedigree breeder of many years standing.