Eimear shares her Charolais success

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Eimear McGovern, from Clogher, was among the successful 57 finalists who travelled to The NEC, Birmingham to the British Charolais Young Breeders’ Stock Judging Competition sponsored by Weatherbys, and hosted as part of the annual National Charolais Show at the Livestock Event.

Eimear, together with Scottish entrant Abbie Anderson, Arbitlot, Angus were the joint winners of the 19 to 26 year old senior section notching up 142 points out of 150.

Both girls won a prize trip to the Paris International Agricultural Show.

Nineteen year old Eimear, is no stranger to the competition having won the Fairway Perpetual Trophy with her sister, Caoimhe, last year.

A student studying Agriculture and Rural Studies at the CAFRE, with an ambition to work in the farming sector, Eimear said: “I really enjoy taking part in stock judging competitions, both at home and across the water; I am very interested in the Charolais breed and it’s great to meet like-minded individuals.

“To win the prize trip to Paris is so exciting and I look forward to further increasing my knowledge of the breed.”

Master judge Danny Wyllie said: “I was very impressed with the record turnout of competitors from 10 UK regions – I expected half the amount and it’s great to see the young ones so keen.

“It’s a fantastic competition and all credit to the British Charolais Cattle Society for organising it and investing in the development of their future breeders and stock people.

“There was a tie for top place in the senior section and the reasons given gave me huge confidence in our future breeders.”