Bulls, cows and maiden heifers for Dungannon

HOLSTEIN PREVIEW RI Farm

CATALOGUES are av-ailable for the month-ly Dungannon Dairy Sale, which takes place on Thursday, February 18, commencing at 11am.

Auctioneer Michael Taaffe has confirmed an entry of 98 fresh calved heifers and cows, and 20 bulling heifers. The event will also incorporate Holstein NI’s 31st Spring Bull Sale, which has attracted an entry of 10 deep pedigreed bulls.

ON OFFER: Prehen Altabarney Froukje EX-3* LP50. Her November 2019 Denovo 7921 Atrium ET son, Prehen Fortnite (lot 3) GPLI £611 sells at Dungannon.

The bull sale will get underway at 11am. Entries have been received from Ards (4), Prehen (3) and Relough (3), and include bulls with PLI values to £611. They are sons of top AI sires Atrium, Entity, Batman, Free Billy and Discjockey.

The milking portion of the catalogue includes 98 fresh calved heifers and cows from many of the Province’s leading pedigree herds, including Ardgonnell, Ards, Bannwater, Drumard, Drumgoon, Dunbanard, Gar-aba, Hilltara, JK Genetics, Killane, Matfield, Modelfarm, Simlahill, Tullylea and Re-lough.

They are daughters of top AI bulls Leaninghouse Helix, Sandy-Valley Piston, Mirabell Sound System, Westcoast Lighthouse, ABS Midas, Pine-Tree Firefly, EDG Rubicon and Claynook Casper.

Rounding off the sale are 20 bulling heifers from the noted Matfield herd of Messrs McMurray, Banbridge.

The entry includes Sept-

ember to December 2019

born heifers by Sidekick, Crushabull, Diamondback, Kingboy and Unix.

Buyers must pre-register to attend the sale; while anyone interested in bidding online must complete the LSL online registration process.

n Further details and cat-alogue from Taaffe Auct-ions.

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