A heifer calf from the Greenlawn herd that was sired by Siemers Rengd Parfect-ET is among the many animals on supply at an on-farm sale subsequent Saturday (February 25).
This would be the first heifer sired by this bull to be offered in Eire.
The Curtin household run the Greenlawn herd, which is predicated in Brosna, Co. Kerry. The household operates what can solely be described as a singular system.
A yearly sale is held by the Curtins the place all of the cows heading into their second lactation are offered, together with choose first-lactation heifers, bulling heifers and heifer calves.
This yr’s sale is about to comprise 50 freshly calved heifers and younger cows, 12 bulling heifers and eight heifer calves.
The Greenlawn herd gained a somatic cell rely (SCC) award final yr and have been runners up within the intermediate part of the Kerry Friesian Breeders herds competitors 2022.
This yr’s sale will see patrons having the ability to attend the on-farm sale, with the final variety of gross sales being solely on-line as a consequence of Covid-19 restrictions.
The 2023 sale shall be held on-farm on February 25, with Michael Taaffe from Taaffe Auctions set to conduct the sale.
This can even be the primary Greenlawn sale for the reason that passing of Gerard Curtin final Might.
Talking to Agriland forward of the sale, Darragh Curtin stated: “The previous ten months haven’t been straightforward for the reason that passing of our dad and so now we have determined to dedicate the sale in honour of our dad.
“Dad completely liked his cows and these are a testomony to dad’s stockmanship and his dedication to farming all his life.”
This yr the sale will characteristic the two-year-old 13VGs, now of their second lactation, together with the reserve champion heifer within the Kerry herds competitors, promoting contemporary in her second lactation.
The sale can even comprise what’s believed to be the primary Parfect-sired heifer calf to promote at public sale in Eire, as talked about.
Her dam was sired by Woodmarsh Pepper Lexus and can also be on supply at this yr’s sale and is a possible tenth era VG/EX from a terrific excessive element cow household tracing to the Farnnear Holsteins within the US.
She can also be a pink service (RC), so there may be the potential to breed pink calves.
Talking to Agriland forward of the sale, Michael Taaffe stated: “The freshly calved heifers and cows are probably the best group now we have ever put stickers on.”
He added that every one the milking inventory are freshly calved since Christmas and shall be able to go to work for his or her new house owners.
All animals on supply on the sale are export examined, synthetic insemination (AI)-bred and absolutely pedigree registered.
Transport to Carnaross Mart has been organized for patrons from Northern Eire.