The Tullamore Show and AIB National Livestock Show takes place this Sunday and organisers are saying it is an event not to be missed with in the region of over 60,000 expected to attend.

The show which will feature 1,000 exhibitor competitions, a prize fund of €165,000 with the most sought after and coveted prizes in the country, especially in the livestock sections where 22 Gold Medals will be awarded for the Breed Champions and will become the hallmark of excellence in livestock production.

People visiting the show will enjoy a range of experiences where fashion, horses and ponies, dogs and livestock all mingle with over 600 trade exhibitors, with products for people to view, purchase, taste, sample and/or discuss.

Organisers say that: “It may sound like churning out the old cliché but the Tullamore Show and AIB National Livestock Show really is the show with something for everyone.”

From the farming enthusiast to the animal lover and the fashion follower to the competitive counterpart. The major dilemma all attendees will have is to try and see it all.

With over 650 trade stands, covering agriculture, home, garden, fashion, forestry, energy, food, travel and property, and an expected footfall of over 60,000, this show offers opportunities for all forward thinking entrepreneurs to promote their business.

The AIB National Livestock Show classes have a total prize fund of €80,000 and cover the following areas of Dairy, Pedigree and Commercial Cattle and Sheep. The specially commissioned Gold and Silver medals for the champions and reserve of the cattle breeds has created great interest. This year we also have a new breed the Irish Moiled Irish Moiled Cattle – rare breed – ‘red, white backed cattle’, the Irish Moiled is the rarest of the surviving breeds of Irish cattle and the only surviving domestic livestock native to Northern Ireland.