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Laois farmer wins award at National Herds Competition

A Laois farmer has won an award at the Irish Holstein Friesian Association National Herds Competition 2020.

Kevin Flynn, of Rearyvalley near Clonaslee, finished second in the Over 80 cow category.

A total of 41 herds took part and they were entered by their clubs – with Mr Flynn being a member of the Laois-Offaly club.

And those who took part were judged on production and classification

A spokesperson for the competition confirmed that things had to be done differently this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

They said: “Like everything else this year, our National Herds Competition had to be done a little differently.

“Due to travel restrictions and Covid protocols, herds in this year’s competition herds were judged on production and classification.

“In total 41 herds participated. Herds were entered by their clubs on the basis of successful performance at club level the previous year.

“Congratulations to the winners of this year’s competition and well done to all who took part.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.