Competition set to be intense at AIB National Livestock Show in Tullamore

Offaly Express
By: Damian Moran
Photo: By Jeff Harvey

Photo Caption: Juliane Mathews is helped to meet a saddleback large white pig with Eoin Sharkey from Maperath Farm on the AgriAware stand at the 2016 Tullamore Show.

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Competition is set to be intense at the AIB National Livestock Show on Sunday, August 13 as a winner at this event can greatly increase the value of an animal.

The show consists of four sections, cattle, sheep, pigs and alpacas. 

The alpaca section will feature 35 classes including Male, Female and Overall Champions. This is a composite show - where the shorn fleece is judged according to the BAS ALpaca Fleece Judging Manual and the shorn Alpaca is judged in the ring for conformation only.

During the day, talks will be given together with a Demo on shearing an Alpaca.

The pig section is sure to garner great attention as there will be pig agility displays taking place throughout the day while on the competitive side, the final of the Irish Pig Society All Ireland Championship will take place.

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