Moira venue for Holstein entry on December 16

Announcing details for next week's Holstein NI show and sale at Moira are, from left: Gary Henderson, AI Services (NI) Ltd, sponsor; auctioneer Michael Taaffe; and committee member Adam Watson. Looking on is chairman Stuart Smith. Picture: Columba O'Hare/Fotacol
Announcing details for next week's Holstein NI show and sale at Moira are, from left: Gary Henderson, AI Services (NI) Ltd, sponsor; auctioneer Michael Taaffe; and committee member Adam Watson. Looking on is chairman Stuart Smith. Picture: Columba O'Hare/Fotacol

Taaffe Auctions has reported an entry of 34 fresh calved heifers and young cows for Holstein NI’s last show and sale of 2015.

Generously sponsored by AI Services (NI) Ltd, the event takes place at the 
Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira, on Wednesday 16th December.

Judging commences at 10.30am, and is in the capable hands of young breeder Lindsey Fleming from the Potterswalls herd based at Seaforde, County Down. The sale gets underway at 11.30am.

Entries have been received from the following herds: Ardmore, Ards, Bannwater, Carrowcroft, Hilltara, Kilvergan, Newry, Prehen and Relough.

Auctioneer Michael Taaffe said: “This is a sale not to be missed.

“The catalogue features deep pedigreed heifers bred from top families, and backed by up to six generations of EX dams.”

The heifers and cows on offer are daughters of leading AI sires such as Numero Uno, Dorcy, Saloon, Lexor, Shamrock, Twist, Mincio, Iota, Freddie Raeman, Windbrook and Colt P Red.

Holstein NI is offering all buyers at the sale an opportunity to win a Marks and Spencer Christmas Hamper worth over £40.

View the catalogue on line at www.taaffeauctions.com, or request a copy from the auctioneers tel: 00353 41 9881288.