Irish Angus Finalists

Posted on : May 3, 2019

On 30th April it was officially announced that 6 TY students from Sligo Grammar School (Genevieve Cox, Laura West, Rebecca Harte, Rosie Wright, Sarah Cunningham, and Emma O’Gorman) were chosen as one of the finalist groups in the Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition, 2019. After a very rigorous selection process, including making a video, attending a group interview and presenting a stand at an exhibition event in Dublin, the two teams from the Grammar School were chosen to work together on the next, exciting, stage of the competition. The judges visited the school to give the girls the good news and explain the next steps. The competition seeks to promote Irish Angus beef and the winning groups will be given five 6-month Angus Cross calves each to rear to slaughter over the next two years. The rearing of the calves will coincide with the students’ Leaving Cert Agricultural Science project. After the two years the students will present their project and the final winner will be selected at the National Ploughing Championships of that year. The girls travelled to Tipperary last week to meet their calves and the next stage will begin at the National Ploughing Championships 2019. This is a fantastic win for the school and well done to the girls and their teacher, Ms Higgins for this great achievement. We wish them well in the next stage.

More information about the competition can be found at the link below

http://www.angusproducergroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Competition-Booklet-RoI-2019.pdf

 





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