An exciting time for the Irish Aberdeen-Angus Association with new Council member announced and World Forum Tour

An exciting time for the Irish Aberdeen-Angus Association with new Council member announced and World Forum Tour


Hundreds of delegates are travelling from every corner of the world to celebrate the 2017 World Angus Forum from Friday 16th June to Sunday 2nd July, as part of this, delegates will be treated to some great visits during their time in Ireland.

The national tour of Ireland includes notable herd visits and tourism activities throughout the country. Included will be attendance at the Univet All-Ireland Championships and the All Ireland Championships at Newry Show, along with a visit to the notable Liss and Gigginstown Aberdeen-Angus herds. Attendees will also visit the world-famous Titanic Belfast and Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, along with taking in the beautiful Silent Valley in County Down.

At this exciting time for the whole Society, the Irish arm of the Society has recently co-opted Louis Byrne on to the Council, bringing some great experience to the table as a former Council member that will undoubtedly help us continue to drive this great breed forward in Ireland and across the UK. Louis has been involved with Aberdeen-Angus since 1993 and owns the 25-cow Tomriland Herd located at Annamore, Co Wicklow and is also involved in the world of sheep farming and waste water treatment systems. Louis also represents the Pedigree Cattle Breeders Council of Ireland on the Animal Health Ireland implementation group and represents the Irish Aberdeen-Angus Association at Irish Cattle Breeders Federation meetings.

Louis joins current Irish Aberdeen-Angus Association President Alan Cheney and Vice President Mack Crowe on the Council. Alan has been involved with the Society since 1997 and owns the 50-cow Lana Herd in Trillick, Co Tyrone, and is also the director of Norwest Roofing Systems which is based in Omagh, Co Tyrone. Mack first got involved with the Society in 1989 and currently oversees his 12-cow Broomstreet Herd located at Mohill, Co Leitrim. Aside from cattle breeding, Mack is also Managing Director of Crowes Sawmills, a business which has been in the Crowe family since its establishment in 1903.

We look forward to seeing Louis, Alan and Mack at the World Angus Forum, along with all our friends from across the Irish Sea during what will be a great tour of the country.