The prize list for the 2022 Iverk Show has been just completed and the Cattle Committee are giving a massive total prize fund of €67,000 between 47 different classes.

The Iverk Show has hosted the all-Ireland final of the ‘Irish Angus Bull Calf Championship’ since 2013 and will do so again this year.

At this year’s show, a new Irish Angus class has been added and is called ‘Tread na hEireann’. An entry will consist of a mature Irish Angus cow, an Irish Angus heifer under 30 months of age and a bull or heifer calf born after August 1st 2021. All three animals will be presented as one entry by an Irish Angus breeder. The Iverk Show will host the final for the 11 qualifiers from different shows around the country who will come to Piltown on August 27th where the overall winner will be announced.

In the dairy section there will be the usual dairy classes along with the ever-popular class amongst dairy farmers of the “The Maid of Glanbia”.

The winners of the nine dairy classes will come together at the end and one lucky animal will be crowned Iverk Dairy champion, 2022.

In the beef section Iverk will host seven different pedigree breed classes. Each class is confined to two different age categories as follows:

  • Calf class – animals born in the year 2022 to date.
  • Yearling class – animals born on or before July 1st, 2021.

At Iverk 2022, we also have two new beef classes:

  • A class for Aubrac cattle, with the same age categories as above. This class has been kindly sponsored by Dawn Meats and the Aubrac Cattle Society and
  • The breeder’s choice continental 4* or 5* breeding heifer. This class is kindly presented by the Department of Agriculture and the Irish Shows Association. This new class is for all continental genotype 4* or 5* breeding heifers which would make the ideal suckler cow. Heifers can be in-calf or maiden and must be aged between 12 months and 24 months on show day.

The ever-popular “pair of beef animals” classes will be present again this year with two different classes for:

  • Cattle born after July 1st, 2021
  • Cattle born after April 1st, 2020

There is a €2,650 prize fund between these two classes.

The young stockperson is also well catered for at this year’s show with seven different classes for young people to show their skills in preparing and handling young stock.

The winner of the ‘All-Ireland Intermediate Young Stockperson’ championship, 2022, will qualify for the final to be held at Trim show on September 4th next.