RDS Livestock Awards
Evolving with the times, the RDS Livestock Awards 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 (page below). 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.
See the winners of the 2018 Awards here.
For further information, please contact:
RDS Agriculture Programme Manager
Tel: +353 (0) 1 240 7215