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September 2015: Monthly Holstein sales resume at Moira on Wednesday September 23

Holstein NI’s monthly dairy sales at the Pedigree Sales Arena near Moira resume on Wednesday 23rd September 2015.

Auctioneer Michael Taaffe has reported an entry of 28 fresh calved heifers and young cows.

Generously sponsored by Irwins Feeds, judging gets underway at 10.30am, and is in the capable hands of young breeder Sam Wadsworth from the Glenwood Herd based at Lisburn, County Antrim. The sale will commence at 11.30am.

Herds represented in the catalogue include: Ards, Bannwater, Carrowcroft, Glasson, Happy, Hilltara, Karnvaston and Relough.

The heifers and cows on offer are daughters of leading AI sires such as Windbrook, Brawler, Fever, Wyman, Gunnar and Tiergan.

Auctioneer Michael Taaffe said: “This is our first show and sale of the new season, with sales scheduled monthly from now until April 2016. The catalogue features an exceptional line-up of milking heifers and young cows, all bred from proven genetics.”

“Also on offer are the first milking daughters of top American bulls Co-Op Bosside Massey and De Su Mayfield to sell at auction in Northern Ireland.”

Irwins Feed manufactures a large selection of dairy and beef rations using quality raw materials, oils and protected fats, yeasts, vitamins and minerals. The family-owned company adopts a scientific approach to feeding livestock, and continuous research and development, coupled with input from valued customers, ensures that its products are continually improving.

“We source the best raw materials possible, and all of our rations are manufactured on-site. The grains are cooked in the factory, and we have our own flaking plant, “explained company director, Kenneth Irwin.

Irwins Feed delivers throughout Northern Ireland. Its dedicated sales team is backed up by full nutritional support and a forage analysis service. Rations can be specially tailored to meet individual herd requirements.

Irwins Feed also supplies Crystalyx supplements, Eringold calf milk replacer, and Blue Grass Horse Feeds. For further information on the extensive range of dairy, beef, ovine, poultry and equine rations, contact Irwins Feed, Stilloga Mills, Eglish on tel: 028 3754 8276, or Ian Cummins on mobile: 07884 483555.

Catalogues for Holstein NI’s September show and sale are available on request from Taaffe Auctions on tel: 00353 41 9881288. 

Moira Holstein

Holstein NI's monthly dairy sales at Moira resume next week. Outling plans for the sale which has attracted an entry of 28 fresh calved heifers and cows, are committee member Wallace Gregg, and sponsor Ian Cummins, Irwins Feed. Looking on with Killane Atlas Eddie EX93 (2) is vice chairman John Berry. Picture: Columba O'Hare/Fotacol

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