THE first Dungannon Dairy Sale of 2023 is generously sponsored by Bank of Ireland, and takes place on Thursday, January 19, commencing at 11.30am.
Auctioneer Michael Taaffe has confirmed that the catalogue for the Dungannon Farmers’ Mart venue has attracted an entry of five service-age bulls, 100 fresh calved heifers and young cows, and 15 heifer calves.
The bulls will come under the hammer at the start of the sale. Entries have been received from Inch Genetics and Prehen (4), and include bulls with very high genomic PLI values to £757. Bulls selling are sons of
sires such as De-Su Ken-
more, De-Su Aladdin, Win-
star Mendel-P and Lakemead Jingle (British Friesian).
The milking portion of the catalogue includes 100 fresh calved heifers and young cows from leading herds such as Ards (20), Burnhill (20), Castletru, Crannon, Garaba, Inch, Hilltara (23),
Matfield, Modelfarm, Tops-tall and Relough.
They are bred from top sires such as Denovo Markle, Bundle, Appeal, Amplify, Helix, Luster P, Rubicon, Rapid, Lambeau, Fynn and Knockout.
Rounding off the sale is an entry of 15 heifer calves from George and Jason Booth’s noted Beechview herd, wh-ich averages 10,897kg at 4.26% butterfat and 3.38% protein. Born between Aug-ust and November, these calves are daughters of Lambda, Limited P, Capone, Rager Red, Symbol Red, Pepper and Davinci.
Prospective buyers are welcome to attend the sale in person, or can avail of the online bidding forum which is easily accessed by downloading the Livestock Live App, or by logging on to www.livestock-live.com
Online bidding approval must be granted by Taaffe Auctions in advance of the sale, call 00353 41988 1288.
Catalogues are also avail-able on request, and can be viewed online at www.taaffeauctions.com or via the Holstein Northern Ire-land Facebook page.
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