Five Transition Year students from Castleisland Community College have been selected to contest the semi-finals of the Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools’ Competition in Croke Park on March 14th.
The students are: Denise Crowley, Paul O Connor, Liam Moloney, Conor O Sullivan and Robyn White.
Students Worked Hard
Under the directions of their teacher, Cáit McEllistrem, they will take part the semi-finals of the competition which will give them the chance of winning five Irish Angus calves.
“The students have worked hard to get to this stage after fighting off stiff competition in the first two rounds of the competition,” Ms. McEllistrem explained.
Three Minute Video
“Their focus is to bring the Irish Angus Beef breed back to life by highlighting its production benefits and superior marketing profitability.
“The first stage of the competition was a three-minute video which consisted of the introduction of the students to the role of Agricultural Science within the school and an understanding of the three main sponsors of the competition.
Panel of Judges
“They then progressed to stage two of the competition where the five students met with a panel of judges in Limerick.
“They discussed their plans with them regarding the promotion of the Certified Irish Angus Beef brand.
“They aspire to highlight the opportunities that exist within the Certified Irish Angus Beef Scheme for farmers who wish to commit to the production of certified Irish Angus beef.
Research and Promotion
“They hope to inform farmers about the bonus scheme and how to maximise their enterprise. The students will be researching and doing promotions in the next few weeks as they near the semi- finals.
“Anyone interested in keeping up to date with their project can do so on their Facebook page Irish Angus Castleisland Community College,” said Ms. McEllistrem.
Best of Luck
We wish the students and their teacher the best of luck in their preparations for this competition.
The competition sponsors are: Irish Angus Producer Group; ABP Ireland and KEPAK Group.
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