Last week Slaney Foods International, The Irish Hereford Society and Gorey Agricultural Show launched the 2017 Hereford Cattle Classes. Hereford cattle have a long tradition in Co Wexford and have been exhibited at the Gorey show for many, many years. Last year the Hereford classes received a major boost with significant sponsorship from the very successful Wexford Firm Slaney Foods International. This year Gorey Agricultural Show is hoping for even bigger classes.
Prizemoney runs to an impressive €2,500 provided through the generous sponsorship of Slaney Foods and Gorey Agricultural Show Society. Last year’s show saw a huge turnout in the Hereford classes, with some travelling from as far as Kerry. Gorey Agricultural Show is very grateful for the support of the Hereford Breeders and Slaney Foods International.
The expanded range of classes will include classes for cows, in-calf heifers and a range of male and female calf classes. At the launch, this week, Eamonn Moulds Procurement Manager at Slaney Foods International which currently has major contracts for Hereford beef, stated that the company is very pleased to support this expanded local event and to be associated with the South Leinster Branch of the Irish Hereford Breed Society and the Gorey Agricultural Show Society, which holds its 158th event this year.
The Irish Hereford Society welcomed the support of Slaney Foods for this expanded event. Slaney Foods contracts are a very important outlet for Irish Hereford beef in a challenging time for beef producers. The Hereford is fortunate he said that it meets the ideal carcase specification currently required by a discerning market
Mervyn Parr (PH: 087 663 6665), Chairman of the South Leinster Branch of the Irish Hereford Breed Society said that Hereford breeders from far and wide would be approached to give their support to the event. Given the event takes place on the 17th of June next breeders will soon be selecting their animals in anticipation of forwarding their entries. For further information please contact: Show Secretary Stella Jones – 087 908 2670.Back L to R: Larry Feeney (Secretary – IHBS), Eamonn Moulds (Procurement Manager -Slaney Foods), Aidan Jones (Owner of Hereford Pedigree Bull), Michael Lacey (Site Owner), David Grandy (Treasurer – Gorey Agricultural Show), Henry Parr (Hereford Breeder), Mervyn Parr (Chairman South Leinster Hereford Branch), Enda Rabbitte (IHBS), John & Norah Jones (Hereford Breeders), Willie Branagan (Chairman – IHBS)
Front L to R: Stella Jones (Secretary – Gorey Agricultural Show), Padraig Jones, Conor Jones, Orlagh Hall