The Irish Aubrac Society will host a raffle for a 17 month old Pedigree Registered Aubrac maiden heifer, with the draw to be held at this year’s National Ploughing Championships, taking place from the 22nd to 24th of September.
The Heifer is from the Ballinclea Aubrac Herd owned and farmed by Ernest & Lionel Mackey,based in Donard, Co. Wicklow, established in 1999.
Maternal Breeding: The herd has an overall maternal rating of €164, placing it firmly within the top 10% of all herds (across all breeds) in the country. They also successfully entered Ballinclea Iveco (VEZ) into the G€N€ Ireland Maternal Breeding Programme, with 475 straws ordered to date, topping the list.
‘ Ballinclea Juno’ born on 15th October 2014, is the heifer that is up for grabs.
She is sired by ‘Balinclea Galaxi’ and her dam is ‘ Ballinclea Geneva’. Balinclea Galaxi has a maternal index of €250 and is 5 Star for Replacement both within and across the breed.
Tickets are available to purchase from any Society Member at €2 per line, 3 lines for €5 or €50 per card for 30 lines, from the beginning of July until 1st of September 2015.
Tickets will also be available to purchase on the day of the Tullamore Show and the Ploughing Championships where the heifer will be available to view. The opportunity is also available to meet and talk with Irish Aubrac Council members.
The lucky winner of the heifer will be chosen and announced at 4pm on Thursday 24th of September at the Ploughing Championships.