Charolais Cross Heifer who raised over €4,500 for the Irish Cancer Society
The Irish Charolais Cattle Society stand at this year’s Ploughing Championships attracted massive crowds throughout the three days. Two of the main attractions on the stand was the launch of the annual Charolais yearbook and the raffle for the well bred Commercial Charolais Heifer donated by the ICCS. The heifer was bred by Alan Wood from Crossmolina, Co. Mayo and is sired by the Dovea AI sire, KZM. She raised just over €4,500 for the Irish Cancer Society. The purchaser of the winning ticket was young Lisa Moloney from County Cork, who we wish the very best of luck with her new Charolais heifer.
National Charolais Show Champion, Sagesse Martha ET who was on display at the Ploughing
The pedigree cattle on the stand consisted of the Champions and prize winners from the National Charolais Show in Tullamore, including the Overall Champion, Sagesse Martha ET. Herds that represented the breed were, Goldstar, Sagesse, Sheehills, Knockmoyle, Crossane4, Ballydavis, Brocca, Drumcullen and Lisnagre. The commercial Charolais cattle on the stand came from two well known Charolais suckler farmers, Christy Comerford and Alan Wood. Two Charolais Cross heifers shown throughout the summer by Shane Giltinane and Owen O’ Neill where also on display. Both have picked up numerous red rosettes and championships throughout their showing career. Council members were active on the stand throughout the week, with President, Kevin Maguire and Secretary, Nevan Mc Kiernan present on the three days to meet with all those passing through. A big thank you must go to all those who exhibited cattle on the stand and assisted throughout the three days.