115 dairy cattle on offer at Dungannon

The Dungannon Dairy Sale resumes on Thursday 23rd January. Outlining plans for the first sale of the New Year are Holstein NI committee member Gaston Wallace; sponsor Simon Tolerton, Bnak of Ireland; and auctioneer Michael Taaffe. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
The Dungannon Dairy Sale resumes on Thursday 23rd January. Outlining plans for the first sale of the New Year are Holstein NI committee member Gaston Wallace; sponsor Simon Tolerton, Bnak of Ireland; and auctioneer Michael Taaffe. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie

The first Dungannon Dairy Sale of 2020 takes place on Thursday, January 23.

Taaffe Auctions has confirmed an entry of 115 head, comprising of 75 fresh calved heifers and young cows, and 40 non-pedigree British Friesian springing heifers.

The pre-sale show is generously sponsored by Bank of Ireland, and will be judged by Andrew Kennedy from Ballymena. Judging commences at 10.30am, followed by the sale at 11.30am promptly.

Entries have been received from leading pedigree Holstein herd including Ardmore, Carrowcroft, Drumard, Drumgoon, Glasson, Glenbrae, Glenure and Relough. Inch Genetics based at Downpatrick is offering a special entry of 21 fresh calved heifers and cows.

The females on offer are daughters of top AI sires such as Perseus, Superhero, Supershot, Supersire, Applicable, Hang-Time, Penmanship, Firefly, ABS Jonas, Jedi and Nolan. The British Friesian bloodlines featured in the catalogue include Catlane Chad, Blackisle Benloyal, Rearsby Black Gem and Inch Persistent.

Rounding off the January sale is an entry of 40 non-pedigree British Friesian heifers. These are due between February and April, and are in-calf to an Aberdeen Angus bull. These heifers come from a herd with an average of 8,000 litres at 4.00% butterfat and 3.20% protein.

View the catalogue online at www.taaffeauctions.com, or contact Taaffe Auctions to request a copy tel: 00353 419881288.