Plenty of dairy cattle on offer at Dungannon

HOLSTEIN PREVIEW RI Farm
ALL SET: Discussing plans for the February Dungannon Dairy Sale are Holstein NI chairman Charlie Weir; sponsor Emma Kerrigan, Kilco; and auctioneer Michael Taaffe. PICTURE: Columba O’Hare/ Newry.ie

CATALOGUES are available for the forthcoming Dungannon Dairy Sale on Thursday February 20.

Auctioneer Michael Taaffe has confirmed an entry of 76 fresh calved heifers and young cows, seven springing heifers and 16 bulling heifers.

The pre-sale show is generously sponsored by Kilco, and will be judged by John McLean from the noted Priestland Herd based in Bushmills. Judging gets underway at 10.30am, followed by the sale at 11.30am sharp.

The milking portion of the catalogue includes entries of freshly calved females from leading pedigree herds including: Abercorn, Ardgonnell, Ardmore, Beechview, Carrowcroft, Derrydorragh, Dunbanard, Garaba, Glenbrae, Killane, Prehen and Relough.

They are bred from top AI bulls such as Hang-Time, Silver Helix, Bob Cyprus, Dewars, Supershot, Alltime, Electric, ABS Mayday, Endco Argo and Endco Superhero.

Bertie Kelso and sons Andrew and Jonny, from Rock near Dungannon, are offering 22 fresh calved heifers and cows, from the ongoing dispersal of their Moree Herd.

The ongoing dispersal of the noted Killane Herd owned by brothers Austin and David Perry, Ahoghill, includes two fresh calved heifers, and seven springing heifers. Due in March, they are in-calf to Prehen Omen and sexed Secretariat semen. Killane’s highly acclaimed cow families are featured in the offering – Roberta, Finesse, Edie and Flora.

Concluding the sale will be a group of 16 bulling heifers, born between October 2018 and January 2019, consigned by a Banbridge farmer. They were all purchased as heifer calves at the Castledillon dispersal sale in last year. These heifers are daughters of Westcoast Galahad, TW Goodwhone and Vieuxsaule Flame.

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