Coláiste Treasa Certified Irish Angus
From Left to Right, Gillian Casey, Áine O’ Connor, Máire Moylan
Colàiste Treasa students Gillian Casey, Áine O Connor and Màire Moylan from Kanturk were announced as finalists for the Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition 2018. The girls are one of the six groups that have been selected to rear five angus calves for the next eighteen months as part of the Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition. The Coláiste Treasa students were chosen from a shortlist of twenty eight semi-finalists who presented their project ideas to a panel of judges at an exhibition in Croke Park last March. The competition is run by the Irish Angus Producer Group and is sponsored by ABP and Kepak. The girls will be presented with their five Angus Calves at the 2018 National Ploughing Championships in September which will be held in Screggan, Tulamore Co. Offaly. The girls have a project to complete over the next eighteen months and they are planning to look into the Benefits of Irish Family Farming Systems and are hoping to find out more about the tradition of family farms along with animal welfare, community benefits, generational support and collective commitment. As part of the competition one of the main aims is to promote Certified Irish Angus Beef and the girls hope to do this by a board game they produced called “My Polly” and visiting local primary schools to promote Certified Irish Angus Beef to young children. The girls will have to return to Croke Park in the Spring of 2020 and an overall winner will be selected from the six groups and they winning group will win an additional two thousand euro.