UK stockjudging final at Clogher

Provita Sponsors of Uk Stock judging Final at Clogher Show pictured with competitors Mark Reid, Joel & Rachel Paynter alongside David Connolly NICC Chairman) and George Shaw (Provita)
Provita Sponsors of Uk Stock judging Final at Clogher Show pictured with competitors Mark Reid, Joel & Rachel Paynter alongside David Connolly NICC Chairman) and George Shaw (Provita)

All roads lead to Clogher on July 31st as the annual show hosts the British Charolais Youth National Stock Judging Final.

Youth sections from across the UK qualified in three age groups with over 60 young people descending to Clogher for this year’s final.

There will be two competitions with the individual and then teams going head to head in pursuit of the top honours

They will judge three classes of pedigree cattle and learn from the master judge and coaches in the craft of stock judging. This is invaluable in the development of any young farmer with the senior representatives giving reasons for their decisions. This gives confidence and helps them in the future in the possible selection of breeding females or that all important Stock Bull.

This is a prestigious event and it is a first for Northern Ireland to host the event. The NI Charolais Club are delighted to be hosting this event alongside Clogher Show.

The club are delighted to have sponsorship from Provita Animal Health.

Provita Eurotech is a privately-owned company engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of natural animal health products and is the only GMP licensed facility for the production of veterinary probiotic medicine products in the world.

It is also registered to current EU feed legislations and consequently can uniquely produce both medicinal and feed probiotics as well as full range of other products. Provita are Biotechnology Animal Health Innovators whose constant innovation will ensure further advances in the development of animal health products, which improve animal performance and welfare naturally. The company has extensive R+D capabilities with significant university collaborative projects which have allowed it to develop a range of products specific to cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, horses and small animals. The Provita range of products fall into various categories: medicinal probiotics, feed probiotics, feed supplements, colostrum products, electrolytes, air purifiers, hoof care products, feed additives and mint gels.

Provita Protect POM-VPS: Calf Scour

Provita Protect POM-VPS for new-born calves is the first probiotic in the United Kingdom to obtain Marketing Authorisation. To obtain this Veterinary Licence it has undergone many years of rigorous testing to guarantee efficacy, quality, safety and ease of application for the stockman. The clinical expert report for Protect shows it works as effectively as an antibiotic for calf scour. Provita Protect has been shown, in independent field trials, to help calves up to the age of twelve weeks resist pathogenic infection, thus avoiding the enteric upsets which cause diarrhoea. Treatment with Provita Protect has shown a significant reduction in the incidence of scouring in calves, resulting in improved growth rates and body condition.

For more info FREEPHONE 0800 328 4982. George Shaw, MPharm MPSNI, Technical Adviser,, 07841 926219

Business Development Manager Karla Hedley says: “With the continued success of the Charolais breed across Northern Ireland, we are delighted to support this Charolais showcase and the progression of its youth. We are looking forward to seeing the ongoing progression of the breed and the impact that it has on the local beef industry.”