Following on from the success of last year’s Ploughing draw, we will host a draw this year for another pedigree registered Aubrac heifer.
The selected heifer up for grabs derives from De Buitler Aubrac herd, owned by Francis and Janet Butler, established in 2010, based in Culvin, Streete Village, Co. Westmeath.
‘De Buitlier Kola’, boasts a Replacement index of €190 and is rated five star within and across all breeds.She is bred in a Gene Ireland herd from a line of five star cows within and across breeds.
Koala is a daughter to ‘De Buitlier Heidi’ (Replacemnet Index €157), who scooped 2nd prize as a calf and won the best pair of animals class along with her half-sister ‘De Buitlier Halle’ at Tullamore show back in 2013.
Her grandmother ‘Urlar Freda’ was one of the first cows purchased by the De Buitlier Herd and has a replacement index of €181 with all of her daughters retained in the herd for breeding purposes.
Her Sire ‘Ballinclea Harry’ is a stock bull bought from the Ballinclea Herd which is renowned for breeding excellent maternal traits. He currently boasts a Replacement Index of €210. All of his Pedigree Maternal offspring are being retained in the De Buitlier Herd.
His sole Pedigree Bull calf has just been sold into a Dairy herd at 13.5 months old while the non –pedigree calves were sold as weanlings in October of last year.
Tickets can be purchased- €50 for full card, €2 per line or €5 for 3 lines .