West Cork Hereford ClubSpring Calf Promotion at Cork Marts Bandon

The West Cork Hereford Club held a very successful spring calf promotion at Cork Marts Bandon where the quality of calves forward provided some difficult decisions for the judges. The first prize-winning bull calf was shown by Patrick Fitton, Waterfall, Cork while the 1st prize-winning heifer calf was shown by Pat O’Sullivan of Barryroe. Hereford calf prices are showing a margin of €60 to €80 above other breeds according to a recent report in the Irish Farmers Journal.  Given the surplus of dairy stock currently available a number of dairy farmers have plans to use Hereford across their herds either by I or a Hereford bull and buying in replacements which will provide additional grazing area for their milking herd.

NEWS 28/3/2016 Pictured at the West Cork Hereford club Spring calf promotion at Bandon Mart was Pat Fitton from Waterfall with his champion bull calf that made EUR425 with Pat McCarthy IHBS Stephen and Ciara White and David Fitton. Picture Denis Boyle
NEWS 28/3/2016 Pictured at the West Cork Hereford club Spring calf promotion at Bandon Mart was Pat Fitton from Waterfall with his champion bull calf that made EUR425 with Pat McCarthy IHBS Stephen and Ciara White and David Fitton. Picture Denis Boyle
Pictured at the West Cork Hereford Club Spring Calf Promotion are L to R, Cian O Sullivan, Pat Mc Carthy IHBS, Ciara O’ Sullivan, JJ Barrett West Cork Hereford Club, Pat O Sullivan Barryroe seller of 1st prize-winning heifer calf at €320.00. Photography "Denis Boyle"
Pictured at the West Cork Hereford Club Spring Calf Promotion are L to R, Cian O Sullivan, Pat Mc Carthy IHBS, Ciara O’ Sullivan, JJ Barrett West Cork Hereford Club, Pat O Sullivan Barryroe seller of 1st prize-winning heifer calf at €320.00. Photography “Denis Boyle”

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