News and Features

A snap shot of the latest news from the society including shows, sales, our youth development programme and from our regional clubs. 

06 Aug 2014 Bulls for October Stirling Sales - Important information required

Do you have bulls coming to the October Stirling Sale?Please call Caroline at the office and tell her which bulls you are entering and we will send out the DNA kits in advance.  We always struggle to get the samples back in time check the pedigree and the myostatin status prior to the catalogue being printed.

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05 Aug 2014 Mohill to host All Ireland championships August 17th

The Irish Aberdeen Angus Association is all set for the 87th annual Mohill Show will this year will host the 2014 Growvite All-Ireland Championship on Sunday 17th August.The prestigious competition which carries a prize fund in excess of €3500, was officially launched by Ciaran Reidy, Lough Rynn Castle Hotel, Mack Crowe and John Tait, president, Irish Aberdeen Angus Association, along with sponsor Brendan Crowe of Tulivin Laboratories/Univet Ireland Ltd.Irish Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society president John Tait said: ”The All-Ireland final is celebrating its 27th Anniversary, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tulivin Laboratories/Univet Ireland Ltd for its continued sponsorship of the competition."Judge for this year’s show is Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society president Victor Wallace, who runs the noted Baronagh herd based at Garvagh in County Londonderry.The schedule for the County Leitrim-based show features 11 classes for bulls, cows, heifers and calves.

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09 Jul 2014 DNA tissue sampling - your questions answered

Following the Society’s press launch of its ground breaking DNA initiative, the Society has received a number of enquiries from members as to how it will operate and what they will need to do.  In response to enquiries, Assistant Breed Secretary Neil Caul has updated the previous information on the website and offers the following: Do I have to sample all calves?  It is proposed that a tissue sample will be taken from every pedigree calf when it is tagged and sent to Identigen, the Society’s service provider, at regular intervals for storage.

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23 Jun 2014 Angus steak wins McIntosh/Donald best Scotch steak competition

An Aberdeen-Angus yesterday won the McIntosh/Donald best Scotch steak competition at the Royal Highland Show for the first time in 10 years.

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20 Jun 2014 Aberdeen-Angus team wins interbreed native group at Royal Highland

The representative Aberdeen-Angus team in today’s native interbreed group competition found favour with judge Friar Thomson, Forfar, to win the title ahead of some stiff competition from the Highland team. Their winning group was headed by the breed champion from yesterday, Rawburn Jester Eric J034 from Alistair Clark and family, the reserve breed champion Haughton Laura L026 from Whittaker and Co Farms and the first prize winning Cardona Evon M804 from Donald Rankin.

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20 Jun 2014 Rawburn Jester Eric J034 scoops 2014 Royal Highland Show title

Having come through as the winner of the senior bull class then male championship, Alistair and Brian Clark’s April 2009-born bull Rawburn Jester Eric J034 clinched the overall championship honours at this year’s Royal Highland Show under judge Albert De Cogan of the Mogeely herd, co Cork.

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19 Jun 2014 DNA technology to sample every pedigree Aberdeen-Angus at the Royal Highland Show today

We were delighted to announce the implementation of the latest DNA technology to sample every pedigree Aberdeen-Angus at the Royal Highland Show today.

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