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'Mingle at Fingal'


The Irish Moiled Cattle Society will be holding their Members Day and Annual General Meeting on Sat 23rd June 2018 at ‘Flavours of Fingal County Show’ held at Newbridge Demense, Donabate, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

Newbridge Demense owned by Fingal County Council is the perfect setting for the Society’s Members Day and AGM as this is the home of the Newbridge herd of Irish Moiled Cattle which are kept on the land at Newbridge House and their 18th century working farm which is located in the beautiful parklands of the Estate.  Newbridge House and Farm are very committed to the preservation of many native Irish and rare breed animals.



The Irish Moiled, an indigenous cattle breed to Ireland is renown historically as a dual-purpose animal that is of medium size and are easy kept that are ideally adapted to the natural pastures of Ireland, thriving on poorer quality forage, browsing on willow, ash, ivy and rushes.  As well as making an ideal suckling cow with an abundance of milk rearing a calf each year, Irish Moilie beef is highly sought after. Irish Moilie Beef has a fantastic flavour, is richly marbled with a buttery, melt in your mouth texture and it also reaps the added advantage of being nutritious and healthy with higher levels of Omega 3 as the cattle are grazed on pastures all year round making their diet predominantly grass-fed.

Everyone is welcome to come and ‘Mingle at Fingal’ as the Irish Moiled Cattle Society has incorporated their Members day on the Saturday 23rd alongside Fingal County Council’s Food Festival & County Show.  

The day will begin with a ‘members welcome’ by Society Chairperson Robert Boyle at 10.30am at the Irish Moiled Cattle Society Stand located beside the cattle lawn. It will be a perfect opportunity for anyone interested in Irish Moiled cattle to come along and watch breeders from all over the Republic of Ireland showcasing the very best of their stock on the cattle lawn at 2pm when judging of the Irish Moiled classes will get under way by well-known breeder Nigel Edwards a Director and past Chairperson of the IMCS who runs the very successful Curraghnakeely herd of Irish Moiled Cattle in Fermanagh. If there is anything further, you would like to know about the breed there will be a full team of Directors and breeders on hand willing to give help and advice. Throughout the day there will be lots to do for all the family such as taking part in the Irish Moiled Cattle Society questions and answers competition with prizes to be won, having the opportunity to sample some of the delicious Cloonconra Irish Moiled cheese between 12.30 pm and 4.30pm, as well combining all the other sights and sounds of this jam packed agricultural show which offers the best of Irish food, and a wide variety of events and activities such as cookery demonstrations, livestock competitions, dog shows, arts & crafts activities and much more, all within the setting of the Farm Parklands and beautiful historic walled gardens of Newbridge House… it really will be the ultimate farming experience!

The Annual General Meeting will take place at 5pm at the Marquee beside the cattle lawn, refreshments will be available.

The Flavours of the Fingal County Show is a two-day event with the Irish Moiled Cattle Society incorporating their Members day on Saturday 23rd June but also on Sunday 24th June the Flavours of Fingal County show will also be on with a small display of Irish Moiled cattle to view.  

Cattle Classes have been very generously sponsored by Flavour of Fingal County Show.

JUNIOR CALF CLASS
Male or Female born on or after 23rd June 2017

HEIFER CLASS
Heifer over a year and under two after 23rd June 2016

BULL CLASS
Bull over a year and under two after 23rd June 2016

COW CLASS
Cow with calf or cow/heifer in calf

BULL CLASS
Bull over two year old born before 23rd June 2016

CHAMPIONSHIP CLASS

YOUNG HANDLER CLASS – UNDER 14
Sponsored by Osmonds
All breeds cattle – Pedigree or Commercial

Direct Entry: flavoursoffingallivestock@gmail.com
Entry fee € 10     

For any more information on the event please contact breed secretary Gillian Steele at www.irishmoiledcattlesociety.com


 
 
 
 
 
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