Applications are now closed for the 2024 competition.
- We are currently judging the entry videos and will be letting schools know if they have been successful in reaching the interviews around the 3rd week of November via email.
- The next stage of the competition will be the interviews that will take place over two weeks, over the 2nd and 3rd week of January. (Venues TBC)
- Following from this the finalist exhibition will take place on the 1st March in Croke Park.
Interested in taking part?
- Talk to your friends and decide who is on your team.
- Decide what topical area of Agriculture/Agri Food you would like to focus on as a group.
- Make sure to keep an eye on the work we are doing and how that would link to a topic that you decide on.
- Research your topic and layout for your video.
- Record your video, send it to us and fill out the application form below.
If you would like to know more about the competition please get in touch email@example.com.
This exciting competition, which we run with our partners ABP and Kepak, challenges students to rear five Irish Angus calves over 18 months while completing a research project. 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.
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
Who can enter the competition?
Benefits of Taking Part
The students get the opportunity to meet and present their ideas to industry experts from the likes of Bord Bia, ABP & Kepak, Tesco, Department of Agriculture, Irish M.E.P.’s and European Union officials.
Each group that wins calves 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.
With the new Agricultural Science course project for Leaving Cert this competition also offers students a ready made topic for their research project in their 5 Angus Cattle and access to industry experts for advice and guidance.
For the competition students are encouraged to pick a topical area related to Agriculture and offer their solution. The project themes students have looked at in the past include:
Improving Animal Genetics; Women in Agriculture; Succession; Increasing Consumer Awareness of the Quality of Irish Food, and how they relate to the Angus breed of Cattle.