Date for Elite Hereford Breeders sale

Pictured are William Thompson, agri manager with the Bank of Ireland, admiring one of the entries for the forthcoming sale with David Smyth of the Elite Hereford Breeders at the Winter Fair.
Pictured are William Thompson, agri manager with the Bank of Ireland, admiring one of the entries for the forthcoming sale with David Smyth of the Elite Hereford Breeders at the Winter Fair.
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The Elite Hereford Breeders group have confirmed the details for this year’s Elite sale of Hereford bulls and breeding females.

The 2016 event was launched at the recent Royal Ulster Winter Fair with the date set for Monday 22nd February and the venue again to be the Dungannon Farmers Mart.

“This event is going from strength to strength and we are confident that this year’s line-up will be better than ever. The level of interest in the breed was obvious from the number of callers to our stand at the Winter Fair with many farmers now recognising the merits of the Hereford.”

William Thompson, Bank of Ireland

The breeders were pleased to welcome the sale sponsors to their Winter Fair stand with William Thompson from Bank of Ireland in attendance to underline their support for the event for another year.

“We were also delighted to have R and J Lyness feeds from Moira and A One Transport at Derrylin joining us again in support of the sale,” said David Smyth of the Elite Breeders.

“This event is going from strength to strength and we are confident that this year’s line-up will be better than ever. The level of interest in the breed was obvious from the number of callers to our stand at the Winter Fair with many farmers now recognising the merits of the Hereford.

“The problems of low profitability in the dairy and beef sectors highlight the need for efficient, easycare cattle with high fertility and low feed costs. Hereford is now the breed in the lead for economy of production and with a number of retailers now running Hereford branded beef as their premium offering, the breed is commanding top prices in the market or meat plant,” said David.