Holstein bulls are catalogued for Kilrea

Grassland Agro is the new sponsor of next week's Holstein NI bull show and sale at Kilrea Mart. Outlining plans for the sale on Tuesday 5th May are committee member Moore McCurdy, and Campbell Hume of Grassland Agro. Picture: Columba O'Hare/Fotacol
Grassland Agro is the new sponsor of next week's Holstein NI bull show and sale at Kilrea Mart. Outlining plans for the sale on Tuesday 5th May are committee member Moore McCurdy, and Campbell Hume of Grassland Agro. Picture: Columba O'Hare/Fotacol
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Catalogues are available for Holstein NI’s forthcoming bull show and sale at Kilrea Livestock Mart.

Sponsored by Grassland Agro, the event on Tuesday 5th May has attracted an entry of 18 pedigree bulls.

Judging commences at 11.00am and is in the capable hands of Mervyn Johnston from Lisbellaw, County Fermanagh. The sale will get underway immediately after the mart’s weekly dairy auction.

The bulls on offer range in age from August 2013 to March 2014, and are sons of proven AI sires such as Gillette Windbrook, Guarini, Scientific Debonair Red, Scientific Destry, Golden Oaks ST Alexander, Penrikka Inka chief Red, O-Man End Story, Picston Shottle, Moringview Levi, Long Langs Oman Oman, REW Seaver, Toc Farm Goldsun, Amighetti Numero Uno, Pine Tree Alta Oak, Ballycairn Garrett Leroy and Bannwater Matesrate.

Auctioneer Mark Stewart said: “The catalogue includes a wide selection of bulls with modern and outcross pedigrees, bred from world-leading cow families, and backed by up to 12 generations of VG and EX dams.

“The highest PLI in the catalogue is +£363, and there are eight bulls with PLI values in excess of +£200. All bulls have a negative PI and are vaccinated for BVD.”

Herds represented in the catalogue include: Aghyaran, Bannwater, Cloney, Inch, Mullaugher and Prehen.

Holstein NI chairman Stuart Smith said: “We are delighted to welcome Grassland Agro as the new sponsor of the club’s May show and sale at Kilrea.”

To request a catalogue contact HA McIlrath and Sons Ltd on tel: 028 29540269.