BALLYMENA Mart is the venue for Holstein NI’s first pedigree bull show and sale of 2013.
Generously sponsored by McCaughan Animal Health, the event takes place at the County Antrim saleyard on Friday, January 11. Judging is in the capable hands of Gaston Wallace, who owns the
Printshop Herd based at Nutt’s Corner, near Crumlin. Auctioneer Jonathan Speers will put the first lot under the hammer at 1.00pm.
The catalogue contains 16 deep pedigreed bulls from many of the province’s leading herds, including: Ballycairn, Ballyweaney, Ballylagan, Rossigh, Killane, Towerview and Mullaugher.
All bulls are bred from VG and EX dams, and have been tested and vaccinated for BVD.
Auctioneer Jonathan Speers confirmed that the catalogue includes several new outcross sires. Bulls on offer are bred from leading sires such as: Shottle, Gillette Jordan, Jeffrey Way Altatartini, Coppertop Doberman, Kings Ransom Dover, Ri-Val-Re, Leif, Leko, Lylehaven Lightning, Damion and Sicy Knowledge.
Holstein NI chairman Jay Warden said: “We are delighted to welcome McCaughan Animal Health as the new sponsor of our January bull sale at Ballymena.”
McCaughan Animal Health has shops in Ballycastle, Ballymena and Omagh, stocking a wide range of farm supplies and animal health products, including the new Typifix BVD tag and test system from Quicktag.
The Typifix system is the easiest to use, and most farmer friendly option, currently available on the market. It has already been extensively used successfully throughout Europe, and more recently in Scotland and southern Ireland under official schemes.
Easy to use, with a large sealed sample retained on the tagger, it is easy to read and match up with appropriate paperwork for farm records. Local farmers should insist on TYPIFIX from Quicktag.
For further details on how to sign up quickly and easily for the BVD eradication scheme, contact your local McCaughan Animal Health representative or one of the company’s shops.
Catalogues for the Holstein NI bull show and sale are available on request from JA McClelland and Sons tel: 028 2563 3470.