News and Events - Irish Moiled Cattle Society

Go to content

Main menu:

News and Events


Here you can find out all the latest news and events from the Irish Moiled Cattle Society including extracts from our newsletter - The Moiled Times.

Upcoming Events

Open Day and AGM being held at Brian and Annemarie O'Kane's at Martinstown, Ballymena on Sat 22nd June 2019 - Click here for full details

For AGM Notice and Documents Click here


aturday 24th August a Farm walk will be held at Derek and Cindy Steen's at Moffat, Scotland. Further details to follow


ew Irish Moiled A.I bull, Ravelglen Rocky is almost available.

Please contact the Society on
to place your orders.


Members Day and AGM Report  2018- Mingle at Fingal



In an attempt to ensure all pedigree females are registered and ensure maximum numbers are registered and included in the herd book the society will be waiving the late registration fee for animals over 12 months old for samples submitted before 1st October 2018.

If you would like some assistance in updating your herd or simply getting back on track with registrations then please get in touch. Registrations are £35/€40 per animal (chqs payable to ‘Irish Moiled Cattle Society’ please) which covers the cost of DNA testing and the registration certificate. If buying or selling please ensure the animal has a pale GREEN pedigree certificate to accompany it. A genuine seller will not mind you asking!


Basic Tips on Improving your Herd - Click here for more info


Photographic Competition Results 2017


Our IMCS PRO, Michelle McCauley, can be contacted using the following email address; Please be sure to get in touch with Michelle regarding forthcoming shows, show dates, photographs, reports and results. We give coverage to a number of shows in our newsletter and website, but as it is impossible to include everything, we try to cover as much as we can via social media to keep you all informed and up to date.

Mingle with Moilies 2017 - Members Day and Show report


Classification Update
New score weightings and free classification visit here for more info


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-fed meat and interest in small-scale dairying on the increase. Three dual-purpose bree...ds – the Gloucester, Irish Moiled and Shetland – are all enjoying a steady upward trajectory. Gloucesters and Irish Moiled have improved a category on the Watchlist".With the Watchlist helping fulfil RBST’s role of monitoring native breed livestock, the charity is working with key food and farming industry partners to promote consumption of native breed products. Tom Beeston says: “Our message to breeders and consumers alike is #GoNative. We want to emphasise the importance of pedigree breeding and registrations to producers and to push home the message to consumers that unless the meat they buy comes from a registered animal, they can’t be sure they are eating the real thing.

“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 - Free Coronary bands for members

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 and we will post out within a few days.


Irish Moiled Option - New Environmental Farming Scheme  - Click here for more info


Photographic Competition Results 2016 Click here to read more....


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 - Nigel Edwards (right) hands over the role of IMCS Chairman to Robert Boyle with Society President John Stronge


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!


2016 Open Day and AGM Report - Moilies in the Glens 30th July 2016


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-members pack

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-members pack. This pack specifically targets new-members or anyone interested in the breed, the IMCS feel it is important to give as much help and guidance as possible to new members and therefore have produced a folder packed with a multitude of information, everything a new member/breeder requires to know.

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 - Get Snapping

Photographic Competition 2013 - Results

RBSTNI Show and Sale Gosford - Results

Finn Valley Show 2013 Results

Balmoral Show 2013 - Photos and Results

Members Day 2013 - 15th July 2013

Back To Balmoral! - Irish Moiled Classes at Balmoral 2013

Royal Mail Stamp


Show and Sale - RBST NI - Gosford, Saturday 1st September.

A sizzling Day for Irish Moileds. - AGM, BBQ and Classification workshop held at Valerie Orr's Farm Co Down Monday 30th July.

Irish Moiled Beef Wins Gold!

Irish Moiled's make debut at Beef NI 2012, 6th March, Dungannon Mart

Photographic Competition 2012 -Results


Members photgraphic competion 2011 - Results

Gosford Show 2011 - A great turn out of Moiles at the annual RBST NI Show and Sale at Gosford Forest Park, Armagh.

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

Back to content | Back to main menu