The 2022 Aldi-ABP-Irish Angus All Ireland Championships for 2022 were launched at Clongarran, Co Carlow. The finals will be held at Iverk Show, Piltown on the 27th August 2022.

The Iverk Show are delighted to be associated with these very prestigious championships and will once again welcome Irish Angus breeders from all round the country and also from abroad.

This year there are five different competitions involved:
1. The All-Ireland Irish Angus Bull Calf Championships,
2. The Irish Angus Female classes,
3. The ‘Tread na hEireann’ competition,
4. The Irish Angus Young Stockperson of the Year and
5. The Irish Angus Junior Young Handler

With a total prize fund of €36,500 this is the biggest championship of the season.

There are three classes in the bull calf competition with a prize fund of €27,000. They are: – Class A is for Irish Angus bull calves born from August 1st, 2021 to October 31st 2021; Class B for calves born from November 1st 2021 to January 31st 2022 and Class C for calves born from 1st February 2022 to April 30th 2022.
Exhibitors must qualify for the final at other regional Agricultural shows. The proposed list of qualifying shows includes Clonakilty, Gorey, Charleville, Barryroe, Longford, Mullingar, Carberry, Bonniconlon, Arva, Nenagh, Ballinamore, Cappamore, Mohill and Roscommon. Two bull calves may qualify for each competition

There are four Angus female classes with a prize fund of €3,000. These are direct entry classes at Iverk Show.
The ‘Tread na hEireann’ competition. This is a new event this year with a prize fund of €3,000. Each entry consists of three animals. An Irish Angus cow, an in-calf maiden heifer born between the 1st February 2020 and the 31st July 2021, and a male or female born on or after 1st August 2021, Qualifying shows include Clonakilty, Charleville, Longford, Barryroe, Mullingar, Arva, Bonniconlon, Ballinamore, Roscommon, Cappamore and Mohill.
Intending exhibitors should check with these shows to ensure qualifying classes are in the prize list.

The Irish Angus Young Stockperson of the Year and the Irish Angus Junior Young Handler are part of the Irish Angus Youth Development Programme (YDP) and this year has a prize fund of €3,000. Intending participants in the Young Stockperson of the Year must qualify for the final at other shows.
For more details on this and all other championships and classes at the Iverk Show contact the show secretary secretary@iverkshow.ie or see details on our website www.iverkshow.ie

At the launch of the Aldi-ABP-Irish Angus All Ireland Championships 2022 were
L-R: Tom O`Neill, Iverk Show; Rob Farrell, Buying Director, Aldi; Sean Kilkenny, President, Irish Angus Cattle Society; Peadar Glennon, General Manager, Irish Angus Cattle Society; Paul Matthews, Group Procurement Manager, ABP; Justin McCarthy, Editor, Irish Farmers Journal; Jim Dockery, Irish Angus YDP and Towra Irish Angus; Brian Frazier, Account Sales Manager, ABP; John Connolly, Iverk Show.