The NI Charolais Club invite breeders to their spring sale in Ballymena Livestock Mart on Friday 17th April.
Showing is at 12.30am with the sale at 1.30pm. The judging duo is Eimear and Caoimhe McGovern, Ratoary Charolais, and the sponsor is Moore Concrete, Ballymena.
This sale gives customers the opportunity to buy a Charolais bull with the help of the new Danske Bank Bull Purchase Scheme.
Available to existing Danske Bank customers, it is subject to normal credit assessment and to be agreed in advance of purchase. An amount from £3,000 to 10,000 may be borrowed and is repayable over one to five years. Normal fees and interest applies. New customers are very welcome.
For the contact details of the ‘Bull Purchase Scheme’ contact your Danske Bank agribusiness manager (see www.danskebank.co.uk/agribusiness) or speak to John Henning on 07711 885302 in advance of sale.
The bulls on offer are from very good blood lines, details of parentage in catalogue.
Moore Concrete has had many years’ association with the NI Charolais Club. This relationship has been further boosted by the precast manufacturer’s commitment to sponsor the annual breed show and sale in Ballymena.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity of supporting the sale,” explained Moore’s Keri McGivern.
“The Charolais breed continues to play a key role at the very heart of the local farming industry.
“Agriculture is a key sector for Moore Concrete. We manufacture a comprehensive range of concrete products for the industry including wall and pre stressed wall panels, bunker walls, slats, cubicle bases, foot baths, water troughs and feed troughs.”
Keri continued: “Breeders have continued to invest in new blood lines and new breeding technologies, with the core aim of producing elite breeding stock, which meet the production needs the length and breadth of Northern Ireland and beyond.
“In its own way Moore Concrete has also remained committed to using innovative thinking as a means of delivering new products, which meets the fast changing needs across the farming sectors.
“An excellent example of this is the recent launch of our Surefoot slat range.”
Keri went on to point out that standard concrete slats, when used as a walking surface in cattle buildings offer significant hygiene advantages over solid floor systems. Consequently, cows can be kept cleaner and drier; infectious foot diseases, such as digital dermatitis, are easier to control.
“However, in certain cases, the smooth finish to a precast slat surface can be a disadvantage when it comes to providing grip and offering a confident walking surface.”
Sale catalogues are available on the website or from the office 02866 342996 or E:email@example.com