CATALOGUES are available for the monthly Dungannon Dairy Sale on Thursday, May 19.
Auctioneer Michael Taaffe has confirmed that the Dungannon Farmers’ Mart venue will play host to an entry of 30 fresh calved heifers and young cows, 14 bulling heifers, and the dispersal of 51 commercial milking cows.
Pre-sale judging commences at 10.30am, with the sale getting underway at 11.30am. The event is generously sponsored by Mason’s Animal Feeds.
Pedigree females have been consigned by the following herds: Ards, Ballyweaney, Carrowcroft and Hilltara (12). They are bred from prolific cow families, and are daughters of proven international AI sires.
Inch Genetics is offering a special entry of 14 bulling heifers. This superb group includes daughters of bulls such as Lambda (two), Sound System (five), Alcove, Pepper, and the British Friesian sires Ewoud and Martini. They are bred from leading cow families Daphne (seven), Ivory and Karine.
The dispersal sale on behalf of Winston and John Mulligan, Ballygawley, will include 51 non-pedigree cows.
“These impressive cows boast super udders and are producing up to 40 litres daily,” explained Mr Taaffe.
Many of the females on offer calved between February and April, and are sired by leading AI bulls from AI Services, as well as Moree bulls. The herd average is 6,250kgs at 4.15 per cent butterfat and 3.32 per cent protein, with an average SCC 126.
“This is a sale not to be missed,” added Mr Taaffe.
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n For further details or online bidding approval contact Taaffe Auctions on 00353 41 9881288.
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