• Ranfurly heifers top at 5400gns & 4900gns• Omorga heifers at 4700gns & 4400gns• Cladymore heifer at 4600gns• Ten-month-old ‘Miss Crumble’ tops Commercials at 2700gns Female champion at 50th Anniversary Simmental Spectacular was Ranfurly Weikel 40th L10 sold...
• 57 bulls sold, up 5 on the year• Bulls average £5961, up £372 on the year• 22 bulls sell at 6000gns or more, with three at five figures• 7 Islavale bulls average £9185• Corskie lead female trade at 6000gns Auchorachan Landmark 18,000gns The junior bull Auchorachan...
57 bulls sell to average £5961, up £372 on the year. Lot 777, Auchorachan Landmark 20 from D & R Durno & Sons, topped the Sale at 18000gns. The Auchorachan Hercules sired bull, out of Auchorachan Holly, led the Sale, being purchased by Mr B Grant, of the...
Simmental club support for NSPCC
The Northern Ireland Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club has presented a cheque for £6,250 to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).
The money was raised at the club’s annual charity BBQ and auction, held recently in Dungannon Rugby Club.
Presenting the cheque, club chairman Nigel Glasgow, thanked everyone who had contributed to the success of the event. “It gives me great pleasure to present this cheque on behalf of the NI Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club. Thanks to everyone for their support, especially the ladies who provided the beautiful array of salads and desserts, and to all club members who sold a large number of raffle tickets, and the local businesses who donated items for the ballot and auction.”
Jennifer Hobson, chairperson of the NSPCC’s Dungannon committee said:”This is a tremendous amount of money, and it is a wonderful boost to our charity. The money will be used to fund projects in the local area.
“The Dungannon committee has been in existence for a long time, and it is getting harder to keep up a high level of fund raising, especially in the current economic climate. We run various events throughout the year, but we don’t have the means to raise this level of funding.
“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported the Simmental Club’s BBQ . We really enjoyed the event and the food was delicious.”