Applications are now open for the 2022 competition – enter today!
If you’re in Transition Year, here’s your chance to shape the future of farming!
This exciting competition, which we run with our partners ABP Ireland and Kepak Group, challenges students to rear five Irish Angus calves over 18 months while completing a research project. The project themes will cover the important topics of Improving Animal Genetics; Sustainable Agriculture; Farm Health & Safety; and Increasing Consumer Awareness of the Quality of Irish Food and in Particular Irish Beef.
The initiative aims to promote the Certified Irish Angus brand while educating students about the care and attention required to produce quality beef for consumers.
Each group also benefits from the proceeds raised through the sale of the animals at the end of the competition. The overall winners also receive a bursary towards further education.
How to enter?
To apply, please fill out the online competition application form here. Teams should then upload their 3-minute application video to YouTube as an unlisted video discussing the following:
- Introduction to your school and team members
- Role of Ag Science within the school
- Pick a project theme that you consider important such as improving Animal Genetics, Sustainable Agriculture, Farm Health & Safety, Increasing Consumer Awareness of Quality Irish Beef
- Why would you like to win 5 Angus calves
The YouTube video link should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The organisers seek applicants who are eager to learn and have a willingness to engage in all activities from being outdoors, caring for animals to events with agri-industry experts. Show your personality and think outside the box!
Closing date for entries is 19th November 2021. Follow @CertifiedIrishAngus on social media for updates, prizes, networking opportunities, and more.
Read competition terms and conditions here.