WITH less than a month to go to Ireland’s top Holstein Friesian pedigree dairy contest, the countdown is on for Cork dairy breeders to enter the Diageo Baileys Irish Champion Cow before the closing date of August 10th.
The organisers say that the strong performance from Co Cork at last year’s show should encourage other breeders.
Winning the top prize at the Diageo Baileys Champion Cow rewards the farmer with €2,500 plus the Virginia Milk Products Perpetual Trophy.
To be eligible for entry, cows must first have produced 500kgs of butterfat and protein in a 305-day lactation.
Entry forms are available by contacting Brendan Smyth on (087 2560952)