Cycle Against Suicide / Guess the carcass Weight Competition result

A huge thank you to all who took part in our charity effort at this year’s Ploughing Championships. All monies raised were doubled by our partner factories and the entire proceeds were donated to Cycle Against Suicide charity. €5,000.00 was presented to the charity by Anna May McHugh of the NPA, our partner factories and the Irish Aberdeen Angus Association.

Minister of State, MrJim Daly T.D., also showed his support for the charity by visiting us at the ploughing.

The competition winners and results are listed hereunder:

Guess the Weight winner
Thomas Clarke, Ballina,Co Mayo.

Number                   Breed     Grade        Age             Carcass Weight Kg
351273531224         AAX         R-3+        19 mths              340.1
231331320121         AAX         R-4-         19 mths              348.9
311618620666          AAX        R+4-        22 mths              403.1
                                                                                        Total 1092.10

Congratulations to the winners of the stock judging competition
Samuel Keating, Rosscahill, Co Galway.
Francis Lyons, Claremorris, Co Mayo.
Ciaran McPolin, Warrenpoint, Co Down.

Dawn Meats and Macra na Feirme “Young Beef Farmer Sustainability Programme” contestantsalso engaged in the stock judging competition as part of their programme.
The joint winners of this challenge within the “YBFSP” group were
Robert McGuiness, Slane, Co. Meath  and Thomas O Connor, Athy, Co. Kildare.