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Catalogue boasts rock solid genetics

Balmoral venue for Causeway Classic II on Wednesday, August 11

With less than one week to go before the Causeway Classic Sale II the catalogue continues to impress individual breeders throughout the UK and Ireland.

Event organiser, Alison Beattie said: ”The catalogue offers something for every dairy producer from top type, exceptional production, bull dam potential, longevity, pedigree power and most importantly, rock solid genetics. “

“Following continuous investment by Northern Ireland breeders in the most lucrative and exciting cow families, the time has come to share these exceptional genetics. We are looking forward to welcoming a large crowd to the event which takes place at the Balmoral Showgrounds, on Wednesday, August 11, commencing at 7pm.”

The event is organised by Holstein NI, in conjunction with Gold Sponsors, Holstein UK, Genus ABS and United Feeds. The catalogue features almost 30 lots, and represents 176 generations of Excellent or Very Good dams.

CC catalogue

Bumper entry: Gold Sponsors Keith Agnew, United Feeds; John Martin, Holstein UK; and Brian McCarron, Genus ABS, look through the bumper entry for next week's Causeway Classic Sale II. Looking on are Holstein NI officials Alan Cleland, Gaston Wallace and John Patterson, with auctioneer, Willie Wilson, R A Noble and Co. Picture: Columba O'Hare/Fotacol.

A host of world famous families are featured, including: Ashlyn, Amanda, Bernice, Elegant, Laurie Sheik, Raven, Rosina, Roxie, Ivory, Finesse and Maude. Leading home-bred families include Ruth, Daphne and Ethel. Many of the world’s top bulls are represented with daughters selling by Shottle, Million, Goldwyn, Toystory, Atlas, Tennyson, Planet, Bolton, Roumare, Baxter, Alexander and an early Mac.

Herds represented include: Aghyaran, Ards, Ballycairn, Castletru, Chimera, Clandeboye, Conncorr, Glamour, Glasson, Hilltara, Inch, Killane, Kilvergan, Majestic, Moree, Prehen, Priestland and Relough.

Auctioneer Willie Wilson of R A Noble and Co said:”The Causeway Classic catalogue is studded with many stars, and features top bloodlines and cow families from throughout the world. This sale will showcase the best of Northern Ireland genetics, and gives breeders and Holstein enthusiasts an opportunity to invest in the breed’s most highly sought after families.”

A warm welcome is extended to everyone to attend the Causeway Classic. The evening event also boasts a selection of trade stands, a charity auction, and a mouth watering BBQ.  Items for the charity auction include a hand-crafted wooden farm set; rural landscape painting; foot trimming package for 15 cows; cattle ET package; off-road driving experience for two people; cattle boluses; and a complete show clip. Proceeds from the charity auction will be donated to the Mandeville Unit at Craigavon Area Hospital.

 As an added bonus, everyone attending the Causeway Classic will be automatically entered into a free prize draw for a weathervane worth 400, kindly sponsored by Metal Imagineers based at Portglenone, County Antrim.

Trade stands  and sponsors of the event include: Genus ABS, United Feeds, Holstein UK, Metal Imagineers, United Milk Records, Scotmin, Biobest, Pearson NI, Teemore Engineering, Northern Farm Supplies, Global Genetics, Easyfix, Animax, Wilson Agriculture, Giltspur Scientific, Worldwide Sires UK, HVS Animal Health, ALH, Millwood Crafts, NMR,   David Irvine Hoof Trimming, Intervet Schering Plough, and TK Bedding and Geominerals.

Tickets for the BBQ, which includes steak and a selection of salads, followed by Hoys Farmhouse Ice-cream, are priced at 15 per adult. Tickets and further information from event organiser, Alison Beattie on 00353 87 1771480, or Holstein NI secretary, John Martin on 07711 041128.

Catalogues are available free on request from the auctioneers, R A Noble and Co (Clogher) on tel: 028 8554 8242 or Harrison and Hetherington Ltd (Carlisle) on tel: 01228 406200. The catalogue can also be downloaded from Holstein NI’s website: www.holstein-ni.co.uk.

Entries for the Causeway Classic catalogue include:

Causeway Classic Consignments

DOB

CONNCORR DUNDEE MELANIE

Potential 6th generation EX or VG from Fradon Tab Maude EX

04/10/2008

CONNCORR JASPER AMANDA

Dam is Majestic Goldwyn Amanda 2 VG87 from 6 generations straight Excellent

07/05/2009

CHIMERA REVELATION BERNICE RED

Dam is Chimera Duplex Bernice VG88, exceptional type & components

10/05/2009

ARDS ROUMARE PIXIE

From 4 generations EX from Lylehaven Skychief Philo family

30/05/2009

CASTLETRU SOCRATES CANDY

Pedigree with international appeal

07/06/2009

CLANDEBOYE SULTAN LAVENDER

Bred from 3 generations of Excellent Jersey Dams

29/08/2009

HILLTARA SHOTTLE REANN

First member to sell in the UK

12/09/2009

PRIESTLAND 4929 GOLD AMBROSIA

Her full sister sold for 20,000gns in Causeway Classic 2009

18/09/2009

MOREE ATLAS ASHLYN

From All Canadian/All American Legend!

09/10/2009

KILLANE WISCONSIN FINESSE RED 3

Solid Finesse foundation family - and she's RED!!! 

16/10/2009

AGHYARAN TOYSTORY LAUREMIE

Grand dam is the legendery Brood cow Laurie Sheik VG89

27/10/2009

INCH SHOTTLE DAPHNE 13

Longevity family at its best!

15/11/2009

RELOUGH MILLION RAVEN

4 generations EX from Markwell Blackstar Raven EX95

23/11/2009

CLANDEBOYE BOLIVIA MD ROSINA

Rock solid type and components

29/11/2009

PRIESTLAND 4956 AFFIRMED RACHEL

Bred from 14 generations of straight EXCELLENT dams! World record!!

16/12/2009

PRIESTLAND 4955 GOLD FIFI

From Penngate's highest producing cow EVER!

16/12/2009

ARDS TENNYSON M RUTH

Longevity and superior components! Sells with contract interest!

30/12/2009

GLASSON MILLION PS MARIE

Bred from 3 EX94 100Tonne Dams

01/01/2010

INCH BOLTON IVORY

Bred from 10 generations EX/VG from Ivory Mark family

02/01/2010

KILVERGAN ALEXANDER LIZA 3

From the legendary Comestar Laurie Sheik line

40182

Prehen Mascol Froujke 2 - SHE SELLS with contract interest

UK's No1 Index Heifer, from 10 generations of EX/VG all over 4.4% fat and 3.72% protein!!

15/01/2010

Relough Hayden Roxie 2

Potential 7th generation of straight Excellent dams!

21/01/2010

KILVERGAN ALEXANDER ETHEL

The UK's most respected family!

40225

KARMADALE MINISTER VERONICA

From the EX92 full sister of World Champion of All Coloured Breeds - Veronica EX97

04/03/2010

MOREE MAC CENTREFOLD

Big production and components! Early MAC to sell!

13/03/2010

BALLYCAIRN PLANET MISSY

From No#20 CTPI Cow in the Breed - Martha Sheen VG87! She sells with contract interest!

20/04/2010

MAJESTIC MILLION LICORRIE

Milk, fat, protein and pedigree!

02/05/2010

1st Choice Million x Comestar Lautella Goldwyn

No#3 LPI Cow family in Canada!! Dam sold for $140,000

1st choice

1st Choice Advents x Henkeseen Ruffle Red VG88 2yr

Granddam is Red and White Jnr All American 4 Year Old 2009 - Henkeseen Ripple Red EX91

1st choice

Holstein NI has organised an optional two-day tour package. On Wednesday, August 11, the day commences with a scheduled tour of Moore Concrete’s factory in Ballymena, followed by a visit to the Majestic herd – best small herd (premier section) owned by Ian and Kenny Watson , Coleraine. On Thursday, August 12, the tour continues around Northern Ireland, visiting the Glasson herd - best small herd (junior section) owned by Philip and Simon Haffey, Portadown; followed by the premier award winning Ards and Hilltara herds owned by Harry Patton and Sons, Newtownards, and Sam McCormick, Bangor. Anyone interested in joining the two-day tour should contact Wilbert Rankin on tel: 028 9442 2396 or mobile: 07515 529726.

 

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