May 1, 2019

Top of the class! Students selected to take part in esteemed calf-rearing competition announced

Irish Angus Producer Group reveal details of five school groups chosen for unique schools competition. Wednesday 1st May 2019: Today, students from five schools around the country were invited to meet the Irish Angus calves that they will rear for 18 months as part of a unique competition. The Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition, run by Irish Angus Producer Group in association with ABP and Kepak, aims to encourage second level students to gain an understanding about the care and attention that is required to produce and market the highest quality beef for consumers.
March 14, 2019

Wellies to Bellies – Laurel Hill Girls Know Their Beef!

City school takes the overall prize in prestigious national calf-rearing competition. 14th March 2019: At an awards ceremony in Croke Park today, five students from Laurel Hill secondary school in the heart of Limerick City were announced as the overall winners of the 2019 Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition. The students, Susan O’Neill, Jane McNamara, Aishling O’Neill, Aoibhinn Leahy & Emily Walsh took the top prize, in spite of the fact that none of them come from a farming background.
February 14, 2019

Ag Science students visit leading retailers in Ireland and Netherlands to learn about the marketing of Irish beef

A group of agricultural-science students who are participating in the Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition this week visited the headquarters of leading retailers Tesco Ireland and Albert Heijn to learn about the marketing and export of Certified Irish Angus Beef.
January 22, 2019

Dromoland Castle restaurant announced as first member of exclusive Certified Irish Angus Chefs Club

Musgrave Market Place launches partnership with the Irish Angus Producer Group and Kepak to deliver top quality beef to high end restaurants

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#Ploughing2022 done and dusted!

We were delighted to return to the @nationalploughing this year! Well done to our team and all who helped us throughout the 3 day event 👏 The highlight of the 3 days was of course the calf presentation as part of the Schools' Competition in association with @abpfoods and @kepak.foodservice

We are so proud to introduce our five schools who were selected from 140 entries into this years #SchoolsCompetition . The students who exhibited their project ideas this week included:

🏆Darragh, Kian, Diarmuid and Cathal from St. Colman’s College in Fermoy
🏆Caoilinn and Aisling from Manor House School, Raheny
🏆Eoin, Liam, David and Eric from Dunshaughlin Community College
🏆Kaitlyn, Gráinne, Evie and Rebekah from @ursulinethurles Secondary School, Thurles
🏆Mary Ellen, Chloe, Trása and Sinead from Mercy Secondary School, Kilbeggan

Thank you to our special guests also; our host @mcluvs2laugh Ann Meaney from the NPA; Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine @charlie_mcconalogue 🎤

Watch the highlights of the 3 day event here!

#schoolcompetition #certifiedirishangus #ploughing2022

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The calves are arriving in anticipation for Wednesday's ceremony. We will be revealing the 2024 Schools Competition finalists and presenting these calves to be raised with pride!

Visit our exhibit to learn about our community ahead of the calf presenting!


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We are delighted to announce our sponsorship of the ‘Writing on Irish Food Producers’ category at this year’s @irishfoodwritingawards , organised by @campbellsuz . This category aims to highlight great journalism about Irish agri-food producers and it is judged by @dianahenryfood , one of the best-known food writers in Ireland and the UK.

Over two hundred entries have been submitted to the awards from the island of Ireland for categories ranging from Restaurant Writing, Food Photography, Food Blogs, Cookery Writing and Food Podcasts. We can’t wait to attend next month’s ceremony and to meet all of those shortlisted – the very best of luck to all finalists!

To find out more 👉

#CertifiedIrishAngus #IFWA22

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Enter our Schools' Competition today!

If you are a teacher looking to challenge your TY students with a fun competition that will assist with their Agricultural Science studies, then look no further!

Listen to Avril Murphy, a teacher of past finalists, give her take on the competition and on how it has impacted her students!

Apply now!👉

#CertifiedIrishAngus #SchoolsCompetition

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Meet the Farming Family!👋

Say hello to the Purcell family from Mount Bruis, Tipperary 📍 This family farm has been in the Purcell family for generations.

Phil and Kathleen have 2 sons, Tom and Michael. Tom is a local GP who loves farming with his 2 sons and Michael lives in Dublin and enjoys nothing more than coming back to the farm with his family also. A good work ethic is a quality that both Tom and Michael cherish from their farming background.

The Purcells are proud that generations of their family have resided on same land they farm. Their farm is steeped in heritage and has as graveyard on their land and at one time there was also a church there.

This passion for quality farming runs through all 10,000 farming family members in our community. Knowledge and standards are passed from one generation to the next.

Meet our farming community 👉

#certifiedirishangus #raisedwithpride

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