Here you can find out all the latest news and events from the Irish Moiled Cattle Society including extracts from our newsletter -
Irish Moiled numbers on the rise
The Irish Moiled breed has improved a category on the RBST Watchlist and now sits at 'Category 5 Minority'. This is a significant step for the breed thanks to our dedicated breeders and IMCS Directors. Well done to you all!
RBST's CEO Tom Beeston said "Native cattle seem to be enjoying something of a revival, with the growing market for grass-
“We have to maintain the genetic diversity of our native breeds of livestock and to do that we have to make the market for the produce to encourage more breeders. By continuously emphasising the necessity for breed registrations, we will also promote the importance of maintaining the integrity of native breed produce.”
To view the watchlist in full please visit
Recording Birth weights -
As detailed in the recent edition of The Moiled Times, the Society wishes to gather information on birth weights of calves, to give us the ability to benchmark the breed.
To assist members in doing so the Society have a quantity of Coronary Bands, available on request, to fully paid up members.
All we ask in return is that you submit calf birth weights on the birth notification form. Birth notifications can be completed online or a paper form is available on the back page of the most recent edition of The Moiled Times and printable from our website. To request your band please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post out within a few days.
New Society Chairman
At the IMCS Directors meeting on Monday 10th October, Nigel Edwards from Tempo Co. Fermanagh handed over the chairmanship of the society to Robert Boyle from Millisle , County Down. Nigel as members will know has completed his three years as Chair and will remain as a director. It is fitting to thank Nigel for all the dedication he has shown as chair. Having guided the society with enthusiasm and flair in a very competent manner.
Robert is a well known both breeder and exhibitor and we look forward to the continuation of the breeds progress and development under his period as Chairman
Handing over -
EAAP Display 29th August 2016
Two of The Beechmount Herd of Irish Moiled Cattle had an exciting outing to St George's Market, Belfast on August 29th as part of the European Federation of Animal Science 2016 (also known as EAAP). The display of cattle was part of the 'Taste of Ulster Livestock Display'. The EAAP's theme this year was 'Livestocks Key Role' with the content including animal science, genetics, nutrition, animal management and health, physiology, cattle (horse, goat etc) production and livestock farming systems. Thanks to Robert Boyle for attending with his Moilies, setting up the stand and taking the time to speak to the public about our fabulous breed!
Weight Guideline for Irish Moiled Bulls
The Society are currently collecting data in relation to the weights of Irish Moiled bulls at a certain age. If you are weight recording your young bulls please contact us (with both weight and age) so that a wide spectrum of data can be accumulated.
Minimum weight Target weight
12 months 300 kg 12 months 400kg
18 months 390 kg 18 months 520kg
For more information check out 'The Breed' section of the website
Launch of the Irish Moiled Cattle Society’s new-
This week at the Balmoral Show from wednesday 11th to Friday 13th 2016 the Irish Moiled Cattle Society (IMCS) are launching an excitingly rejuvenated new-
Also making his debut appearance in public, at Balmoral Show 2016 will be an Irish Moiled bull made from willow. This life sized bull is the latest sculpture produced by award winning willow sculptor and basket maker Bob Johnston, who is the resident basket maker at the the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum for this past 15 years, having trained with Master Craftsmen in Ireland and France. Over this past 10 years’ Bob has been experimenting with more modern uses of traditional weaving materials and techniques creating showpiece willow animal sculptures. This Irish moiled bull masterpiece was made especially for the museum stand at the Balmoral Show which also includes blacksmithing and basket making demonstrations. The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum’s Farm Manager, Robert Berry, said, “The willow bull is the stand’s centerpiece and, of course, visitors are very welcome to get a photo with this fabulous sculpture. We hope visitors will enjoy our stand which focusses on Ulster’s old farming traditions and practices.”
Anyone wishing to find out more about the Irish Moiled breed can pick up an enquiry pack when admiring the willow bull or come along and chat to the breeders who will either be on hand in the Cattle Hall or showing in the Irish Moiled classes on Wed 12th May at 10am.
Young Handler 'Stars' at Mingle with the Moilies
Photographic Competition Results 2014
Irish Moiled ‘School of Showing’ Open Day 2014 Lough Bishop House, Collinstown, Co Westmeath ROI Saturday 5th July 2014 More info....
Photographic Competition 2014 -
Photographic Competition 2013 -
RBSTNI Show and Sale Gosford -
Finn Valley Show 2013 Results
Balmoral Show 2013 -
Members Day 2013 -
Back To Balmoral! -
Royal Mail Stamp
Show and Sale -
Show and Sale -
A sizzling Day for Irish Moileds. -
Cattle Workshop Evening, Members BBQ and AGM -
Open Farm Weekend, Laurelview Equestrian Centre, Ballyvessy Irish Moiled, Co Antrim
Sat 23rd and Sun 24th June 2012.
Irish Moiled Beef Wins Gold!
Preparing Cattle for Showing Workshop -
Stockmans Workshop -
Irish Moiled's make debut at Beef NI 2012, 6th March, Dungannon Mart
Photographic Competition 2012 -
Members photgraphic competion 2011 -
Gosford Show 2011 -
Horns and Scurs in Irish Moiled Cattle By: Nigel Edwards MVB MRCVS
A step back in time... Extracts from the I.M.C.S Minute Book
Formation of the Irish Moiled Cattle Society
Herd Health by Nigel Edwards MVB MRCVS
The Irish Moiled Cattle Society actively promotes and encourages its members/breeders to have a high health status............
Gosford Show 2010 Results