Cattle

Cattle Section

Safety Notice

Your safety as an exhibitor at our show is very important to us. We ask for your co-operation in ensuring there is a clear way for emergency vehicles all the way around the show field. Parking restrictions will be in place on the show day, please respect the instructions of our stewards.

ALL CLASSES ENTRY FEE €12

 

Entries to Francis Cotter, Waterloo Lodge, Trim, Co. Meath

Closing Date for entries 18th August

All 1st prize winners are exempt from showing in any other classes apart from classes 54 to 57.


YOUNG STOCKPERSONS COMPETITION

Entry fee €5

 

THE YOUNG STOCKPERSONS COMPETITION WILL COMMENCE AT 11.00AM SHARP.

 

Prizes   1st  €40, 2nd €30, 3rd €20, 4th  €10, 5th €10.

 

Class 1A    The competition is open to Boys under 14 on the 3rd Sept 2017

Class 1B    The competition is open to Girls under 14 on the 3rd Sept 2017

 

 

Class 2A    The competition is open to Boys who have reached the age of 14

Years and are under 18 year on the 3rd Sept 2017.

Class 2B    The competition is open to Girls who have reached the age of 14

Years and are under 18 year on the 3rd Sept 2017.

 

 

 

1st and 2nd in Classes 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B to compete for the Christopher Donegan Memorial Trophy.

Champion €40.        Reserve €20.

 

The class will be judged as follows:

Maximum points

Ability to wash, clean, dry and turn out the animal for judging                                       60

 

General knowledge of the breed and the animal

itself, it’s nutritional requirements while being prepared for the show.                            100

Ability to handle and present the animal to the best advantage in the show ring.                        80

Conformation of animal.                                      20

 

Judging will commence at 11.30 cattle section only

 

If there are not at least 4 entries per class, classes will be amalgamated.

 

N.B.        A Certificate of Compliance must be obtained from the Cattle Movement Notification Agency before Exhibiting at the Royal Meath Show

 

ENTRY FEE €12.00

 

HEREFORD CLASSES

Prize money 1st €100, 2nd €50, 3rd €30.

Breed Champion €70.    Reserve €30.

 

Main Sponsor

Heifers

Class 3    Pedigree Hereford Cow.

Class 4     Pedigree Hereford Cow or Heifer born 1st July 2014 to 30th June 2015.

Class 5      Pedigree Hereford Heifer born from 1st July 2015 to 30th June 2016.

Class 6    Pedigree Hereford Heifer born from 1st July 2016 to 31st Oct 2016.

Class 7    Pedigree Hereford Heifer born on or after 1st Nov 2016.

 

Special Hereford Heifer Championship

Prize money 1st €200, 2nd €125, 3rd €75, 4th €50.

1st to 4th from classes 6 and 7.  

 

Bulls

Class 8      Pedigree Hereford Bull born on or before 1st Jan 2016 to 30th June 2016.

Class 9    Pedigree Hereford Bull born from 1st July 2016 to 30th Oct 2016.

Class 10    Pedigree Hereford Bull born on or after 1st Nov 2016.

Class 11    Pedigree Hereford Bull born prior to 31st Dec 2015.

 

Special Hereford Bull Champion

Sponsor Hereford Prime

Prize money 1st €200, 2nd €125, 3rd €75, 4th €50.

1st to 4th from classes 9 and 10.

 

Overall Calf Champion will be presented with the Rosemary Swan Perpetual Cup

 

ABERDEEN ANGUS

Prize money 1st €100, 2nd €50, 3rd €30.

Breed Champion €150 kindly sponsored by Angus Beef.

Reserve €75. Kindly sponsored by Dunlever Aderdeen Angus.

 

Class 12    Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Bull born before 1st Sept 2016.

Class 13    Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Cow in calf or calf at foot born 2017

Class 14    Pedigree Aberdeen Angus in calf Heifer

Class 15     Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Maiden Heifer born Jan 1st 2016 and prior to 1st Sept 2016

Royal Meath Show Aberdeen Angus Calf Championship

Prize money 1st €100, 2nd €50, 3rd €30.

 

Class 16    Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Bull born 1st Sept 2016 to 31st Dec 2016.

Class 17    Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Bull born on or after 1st Jan 2017.

 

Bull Calf Champion.

Bull Champion €75.        Reserve €30.

Selected from classes 16 & 17, places 1 to 4.                        

Class 18    Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Heifer born 1st Sept 2016 to 31st Dec 2016.

Class 19    Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Heifer born on or after 1st Jan 2017.

 

Heifer Calf Champion.

Heifer Champion €75.    Reserve €30.

Selected from classes 18 & 19, places 1 to 4.

 

Royal Meath Aberdeen Angus Calf Champion.

Perpetual trophy will be presented to the champion by the Irish Aberdeen Angus Association.

 

Breed Calf Champion €75.        Reserve €30.

 

The Irish Aberdeen Angus Association will present the Champion Aberdeen Angus animal with a special commemorative medal. This animal must be registered in the Herdbook of the Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society and be exhibited by a member of the Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society. The medal will only be presented if there are a minimum of 5 Aberdeen-Angus cattle exhibited at the show. Rosettes will also be presented for the Champion and Reserve Champion of the show.

 

CHAROLAIS CLASSES

Prize money 1st €100, 2nd €50, 3rd €30.

Breed Champion €70.    Reserve €30.

 

Class 20    Pedigree Charolais Cow or Heifer, in calf or with calf at foot.

Class 21    Pedigree Charolais Heifer born prior Dec 31th 2016.

Class 22    Pedigree Charolais Bull born prior to Dec 31st 2016.

Class 23    Pedigree Charolais Bull calf born after 1st Jan 2017.

Class 24    Pedigree Charolas Heifer calf born after 1st Jan 2017.

 

 

LIMOUSIN CLASSES

Prize money 1st €100, 2nd €50, 3rd €30.

Breed Champion €70.    Reserve €30.

 

The Roger McCarrick Cup will be presented to the Champion.

Class 25    Pedigree Limousin Cow, in calf or with calf at foot.

Class 26    Pedigree Limousin Heifer, in calf.

Class 27    Pedigree Limousin Heifer born Jan 1st 2016 to Aug 31th 2016.

Class 28    Pedigree Limousin Bull born prior to Aug 31st 2016.

Class 29    Pedigree Limousin Heifer born Sept 1st 2016 to Dec 31th 2016.

Class 30    Pedigree Limousin Bull born Sept 1st 2016 to Dec 31th 2016.

Class 31    Pedigree Limousin Bull/Heifer calf born after 1st Jan 2017.

 

 

 

BELGIAN BLUE CLASSES

Prize money 1st €100, 2nd €50, 3rd €30.

Breed Champion €70.    Reserve €30.

 

The HMG Agri Entitlement Perpetual Trophy sponsored by Helen Magee Auctioneers will be presented to the champion.

 

 

Class 32    Pedigree Belgian Blue Male born before Dec 31th 2015.

Class 33    Pedigree Belgian Blue Female born before Dec 31th 2016.

Class 34    Pedigree Belgian Blue Male born after 1st Jan 2016 and before Dec 31th 2016.

Class 35    Pedigree Belgian Blue Female calf born after 1st Jan 2017.

Class 36    Pedigree Belgian Blue Male calf born after 1st Jan 2017.

 

SHORTHORN

Prize money 1st €100, 2nd €50, 3rd €30.

Breed Champion €70.    Reserve €30.

 

Class 37    Pedigree Shorthorn Cow or Heifer in milk or in calf.

Class 38    Pedigree Shorthorn Heifer with not more than 4 permanent teeth.

Class 39    Pedigree Shorthorn Heifer with not more than 2 permanent teeth.

Class 40    Pedigree Shorthorn Bull calf born after 1st Jan 2017.

Class 41    Pedigree Shorthorn Heifer calf born after 1st Jan 2017.

 

 

 

Simmental Classes.

Prize money 1st €100, 2nd €50, 3rd €30.

Breed Champion €70.    Reserve €30.

 

Class 42    Pedigree Simmental Cow or Heifer, in calf or with calf at foot.

Class 43    Pedigree Simmental Heifer born prior to Dec 31th 2016.

Class 44    Pedigree Simmental Bull born prior to Dec 31st 2016.

Class 45    Pedigree Simmental Bull/Heifer calf born after 1st Jan 2017.

Class 46    Pedigree Simmental Heifer calf born after 1st Jan 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMERCIAL CATTLE

Prize money 1st €100, 2nd €50, 3rd. €30.

Breed Champion €70.    Reserve €30.

 

 

Class 47    Commercial Bullock with no permanent teeth.

Class 48    Commercial Heifer with no permanent teeth.

Class 49    Commercial Beef Bullock with 2 or more permanent teeth.

Class 50    Commercial Beef Heifer with 2 or more permanent teeth.

Class 51    Butcher’s Heifer

Class 52    Commercial Breeding Heifer suitable for breeding top class weanling

Class 53         Commercial Suckler Cow with calf at foot born in 2016

Kindly sponsored by Bimeda Ireland

 

Class 54    Carnaross Mart Continental bull calf born after 1st Jan 2017.

        Kindly sponsored by Carnaross Mart.

        Prize money 1st €250, 2nd €150, 3rd €100, 4th €50.

 

Class 55    Carnaross Continental heifer calf born after 1st Jan 2017.

        Kindly sponsored by Carnaross Mart.

        Prize money 1st €250, 2nd €150, 3rd €100, 4th €50.

 

Class 56    Kepak Royal Meath Show Non-Continental bull calf born after 1st Jan 2017.

        Kindly sponsored by Kepak Clonee.

        Prize money 1st €200, 2nd €100, 3rd €75, 4th €50.

 

Class 57    Kepak Royal Meath Show Non-Continental heifer calf born after 1st Jan     2017.

        Kindly sponsored by Kepak Clonee

        Prize money 1st €200, 2nd €100, 3rd €75, 4th €50.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAIRY CLASSES

 

HOLSTEIN FRIESIANS

Prize money 1st €100, 2nd €50, 3rd €30.

Breed Champion €70.    Reserve €30.

 

 

Class 58    Calf born after 1st Jan 2017.

Class 59    Breeding heifer born after 1st June 2016

Class 60    In calf Heifer or in milk.

Class 61    Cow in milk (with 2 or more calves).

Class 62    Best pair.

 

RARE BREEDS

Kindly Sponsored By Peter & Helen Fox Garrynagh Pedigree Herd

Prize money 1st €100, 2nd €50, 3rd. €30.

Breed Champion €70.    Reserve €30.

 

Class 63    Heifer Calf born after 1st Sept 2016.

Class 64    Male Calf born after 1st Sept 2016.

Class 65    Breeding heifer born after 1st Sept 2015 to 31st Sept 2016

Class 66    Male born prior to Aug 31st 2016

Class 67    Cow or Heifer in calf or with calf at foot born prior to 31st Aug 2015.

 

 

Rules        1. Rare Breed Classes are open to Pedigree animals only

  1. Rare Breed includes Irish Moiled, Dexter, Kerry, Galloways,       Belted Galloways, Droimeann, Speckled White, ect

 

 

 

 

Class 68     Overall Champion of the Show

Kindly sponsored by Eurogene €200 vocher

Reserve Champion of the Show

€50

This competition is open the all Breed Champions

 

 

 

Class 69     Battle of the Breeds

 

Each Pedigree Breed Compete against each other

Champions €500

Kindly sponsored by Moyvalley Meats

Reserve Champion €75

 

Rules

  1. Team of 5
  2. Each Team must have at least one male and one female
  3. Breed Judges to select Teams
  4. Animals must have participated in an open class during the Show
  5. One Team per Breed
  6. Prize money to be divided equally between exhibitor

 

PLEASE CHECK YOUR P.L. INSURANCE IF EXHIBITING ANIMALS