Open Day/AGM 2019 - Irish Moiled Cattle Society

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Open Day/AGM 2019


Open Day and AGM
Saturday 22nd June
Ravelglen Herd , Martinstown, Ballymena

The Irish Moiled Cattle Society’s Open Day and AGM will be held at Brian O’Kane’s farm on Saturday 22nd June 2019 at Martinstown, Ballymena. The day will commence at 12 noon with the opportunity to view the prize winning Ravelglen Herd which is also the home of the new AI bull ‘Ravelglen Rocky’ who will also be on display, followed by various workshops on improving your herd and finishing Irish Moiled steers for beef. Young Handler Rachel Armour will be giving a display and presentation ahead of her trip to the National Young Stars Competition at Malvern, Worcestershire in which both Rachel and Caroline Lyons are representing the Irish Moileds which is the breed’s very first-time taking part in this competition. Details will be given at 4pm by Brian O’Kane on the Irish Moilie Beef scheme followed by guest speaker, Seamus Heverin giving an insight into his successful meat business ‘O’Heverin Irish Moiled Beef’ based in Co. Mayo followed by the AGM at 5pm.

The official launch of Irish Moilie Beef scheme will take place at the Glensway Tavern at 7.00pm situated within walking distance from the O’Kane family farm. A five-course taster menu will be prepared by the Glensway Tavern Head Chef Dermot McGoohan highlighting the quality and flavour of Irish Moiled Beef co- hosted with Brendan McKay. The Glensway Tavern Restaurant are following the global trend of matching food with beer and have invited a beer Sommelier Des McCann who will be giving an insight into which is the best beer to compliment and accentuate the flavours of the different cuts of Irish Moilie beef.

Anyone interested in becoming a finisher of Irish Moiled cattle or wanting to sell Irish Moiled beef this is the perfect opportunity to find out more. Limited spaces will be available, and priority will be given to members of the food industry. If you have a Chef, Butcher, Breeder or Farm Shop owner etc that would be interested in becoming one of our Registered Purveyors please contact Brian O'Kane ( to reserve a place at the Taster Night.
There will be a full bar menu and entertainment on the night for anyone that wishes to avail of it.

Itinerary for the Day

12.00 noon – Herd Improvement with Nigel Edwards and Tom Hourigan

1.00 pm – Beef Finishing Workshop with Robert Boyle

2.00 pm – Lunch – Donations box & ballot tickets will be available

3.00 pm – Show Preparation Workshop – with Rachel Armour

4.00 pm – Irish Moilie Beef Scheme Presentation by Brian O’Kane

4.30 pm – Finishing & Marketing - Seamus Heverin (Guest Speaker) from Heverin Irish Moil Foods

5.00 pm – Annual General Meeting

We will make the short journey by foot/car to the Glensway Tavern (67 Glenravel Road, Ballymena, BT43 6QQ)

7.00 pm – Official Launch of Irish Moilie Beef Scheme

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