Strong Hereford entry for Native Breeds sale

HEREFORD PREVIEW RI Farm

A quality selection of choice young Herefords, both male and female, will be on offer at next Tuesday’s (December 3) Native Breeds sale in Dungannon.

The bull consignment consists of 13 strong young sires, well grown and ready for work. A number have featured successfully in the summer show season and most are supported by strong EBVs indicating the projected performance of their progeny.

The bulls with top performing EBVs will be eligible for the Superior Carcase Sire incentive, which relates to exceptional performance records in the area of growth and carcase quality.

This earns a cash rebate from the Hereford Cattle Society on every calf sired by the bulls which qualify.

The female entry comprises selected drafts of young heifers from the Blackwater Herd owned by Nigel Heatrick and from Fred Kerridge’s Boghill herd at Templepatrick.

Judging of the classes will begin at 11am and is in the capable hands of well-known native breed enthusiast Libby Clarke from Lurgan. The sale will follow at 1pm.

Catalogues can be viewed on www.herefordcattle.org under online sale catalogues.

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