Following its tremendous success in 2011, Emerald Expo will once again take place in The Hub, Cillin Hill, in Kilkenny, on the later dates of the 6th and 7th July 2012.
For a second year running, Emerald Expo is offering a prize fund which exceeds any other EU livestock event with €25,000 worth of prize money on offer.
Included in the show, will be an Dairy Farmer Conference with a range of top speakers, a Beef from Dairy village where a host of trade stands and breed societies await, local farm tours, and a showcase of the crème de la crème of Irish Dairy animals entered in showing classes, our International Young Handler Classes, and Elite Heifer Sale.
With a dairy herd population of over 1.1m dairy cows and over 18,000 dairy farmers, the Emerald Isle is truly one of the dairy capitals of Europe. Current trends are very promising and the outlook for Ireland’s dairy industry is exciting with a 50% expansion in dairy production predicted by 2020. At a time of unprecedented growth and development opportunities for this sector, Emerald Expo provides an excellent platform for the industry to demonstrate its response to the challenge.