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Diageo Baileys Champion Cow

The prestigious Diageo Baileys Irish Champion Dairy Cow Competition

sponsored by Diageo Baileys and Tirlán,

suppliers of the natural cream ingredient in Baileys.


Winning or even doing well in ‘The Baileys’ is a great accolade for any

Holstein Friesian breeder to achieve. Competition is intense and the

overall title will only be won by a great cow. Why not join us as a competitor on 21st August.

The Champion cow will be rewarded with a first prize of €3000, the Virginia

Milk Products Cup and the grand title of Diageo Baileys Champion 2024

One Day, one Ring, one Champion...


How to enter

Diageo Baileys Senior Cow Competition 2024 - Enter Here

Diageo Baileys Junior Cow Competition 2024 - Enter Here

Diageo Baileys Heifer in Milk Competition 2024 - Enter Here


1. The competition is confined to pedigree Holstein Friesian cows shown in milk who have produced 500 kgs of fat and protein in a 305 day lactation which commenced on or after 31st July 2022 and recorded under I.C.B.F. or other recognised milk recording agencies.
2. Certificates of milk yields and Herd Book certificates must be lodged with entry forms.
3. Having achieved the qualifying production standard of 500 kgs of fat and protein, the cows will be judged on conformation only in the final.
4. The cow must be the bona fide property of the exhibitor.
5. An exhibitor is allowed to enter only one cow in the final. A second cow with exceptional merit may be allowed at the discretion of the organisers.
6. Renamed cows are not eligible for the Special Award of Best Exhibitor Bred Cow.
7. Junior Cow Awards are confined to Pedigree Holstein Friesian cows in their second lactation born on or after 1st September 2020.
8. Heifer in Milk Awards are confined to Pedigree Holstein Friesian Heifers in milk in the first year of lactation having calved once.
9. The organisers reserve the right to alter or amend the rules as may be necessary.
10. All animals must comply with Department of Agriculture current movement of animal regulations. Cows from Northern Ireland must comply with all DAERA regulations for export purposes.
11. The competition will take place under the auspices of the IHFA, Holstein N.I. andVirginia Show showing rules. Rules and regulations are available from the aboveorganisations.
12. Exhibitors are obliged to use the designated area for Diageo Baileys Cows in the New Show Centre. (Strictly for animals entered in the competition.)

It is essential to tick the GDPR section of the online application form.

For queries, please contact Patrick Gaynor on 087 2898707 or email

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