Kerry Macra member wins top stockjudging accolade

A member of Kerry Macra has again taken a top prize for her skill in judging cattle.

Edel O’Connell of IT Tralee Macra na Feirme claimed the overall first prize in the Macra Ornua Dairy Stockjuding at the Irish Holstein Friesian Association Open Day in Wicklow.

Last year, Edel won the Under 23 category.

The competition involves scoring a pen of heifers and a pen of cows in order of merit.

Competitors are also interviewed on their overall grading of the animals and must answer questions on the technical aspects of dairy farming.