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RDS Champion of Champions

The RDS Champion of Champions showcases the most efficient livestock producers in Ireland by rewarding and celebrating farmers combining the best science and best agricultural practices. These Awards build upon the RDS Spring Show which was known the length and breadth of Ireland for showcasing the best livestock in the country.

Evolving with the times, the RDS Champion of Champions aims to showcase not only the best in breeds, but importantly the most efficient and genetically superior livestock in the country. The two major prizes in these annual awards are the highest Economic Breeding Index (EBI) dairy cow and the highest Suckler Beef Value (SBV) beef cow. These awards are the only Irish awards that recognise the genetic excellence of the animals concerned.

The goal of the RDS Agriculture and Rural Affairs work programme is to promote best practice and efficiency in farming to ensure farm household profitability and sustainability in Ireland; a work programme now influenced by the RDS / IIEA work on Climate Smart Agriculture. The Awards, which encourage innovation and improvement in the Irish cattle breeding sector, are presented annually in early December, following the summer showing season, and have grown into one of the most prestigious awards in the cattle breeding calendar.

For further information, please contact:

Paul Farrelly
RDS Agriculture Programme Manager
Ballsbridge
Dublin 4
Tel: +353 (0) 1 240 7215
Email: agriculture@rds.ie

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