Herd to be dispersed after tragic accident

ON OFFER: A second calver Fleckvieh which will be in the sale.

FOLLOWING the death of James Gibson from Broughshane in a tragic incident just before Christmas when he was killed by a bull on his farm, the Gibson family has made the tough decision to sell off all the dairy cows and some young stock.

Included in the sale is a choice heifer calf, the proceeds of which will go to the Air Ambulance, who attended the scene when Mr Gibson was attacked. James’ son Peter told FarmWeek: “This service is invaluable to the rural community but very costly to run. We would like to help support it.”

SELECTION: A selection of the Fleckvieh cross and Holsteins available in the complete herd dispersal. The white cow on the left is the mother of the heifer calf to be auctioned for Air Ambulance. She is calved 85 days, doing 41 litres with a projected yield of 10,026 litres. The calf is from a Mogul stock bull.

The mother of the calf being sold in aid of Air Ambulance is one of the best cows in the herd with yields up to 10,000 litres and is bred from a Mogul stock bull.

The entire sale will comprise of 90 Holstein/Friesian and Fleckvieh cows along with 17 in-calf heifers and will take place in Ballymena Livestock Market on Friday, May 10, with catalogues now online.

This is a great commercial herd of genuine trouble-free cows. Herd average on twice a day milking is 8,300 litres with the most recent bulk tank test at 4.36 butterfat and 3.29 protein.

Further enquiries to Peter Gibson 07958 303881 or Ballymena Mart.


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