Thousands are set to flock to the Virginia Show in Cavan tomorrow. In its 72nd year, the show comprises 470 classes, alongside food markets, children’s amusements, trade stands and demonstrations.
Among the main attractions is the 30th Diageo Baileys Irish Champion Dairy Cow 2013 in association with Glanbia. The competition is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and is expected to attract competition from the top Holstein Friesian breeders in the country who will exhibit their finest pedigree cows in a battle for the top prize of €2,500 and a Reserve prize of €1,000.
Minister Coveney is expected to present the top prizes. Faced with the tough task of tapping out the winner will be Canadian-born judge Lynden Bustard. Along with the cheque for €2,500, the winner he selects will take home the Virginia Milk Products trophy.