Applications are CLOSED for the 2022 competition.
Thank you for submitting your application to the 2022 Certified Irish Angus School Competition. The competition organisers are currently reviewing the applications and video submissions. We will be shortlisting the groups that will be attending the Interviews in January and notifying them in Early December via email.
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 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.
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.
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