Next Gen Herefords hosted a raffle of a Pedigree Hereford heifer throughout 2022 to raise funds to be able to host events and allocate prizes to competitions for young breeders throughout the New Year.
The main prize was a Pedigree Registered Hereford Heifer; Droumdaniel Biddy 1082. This August 2021 born heifer, sired by Brocca Kieran, was kindly donated by the Lynch family of Droundaniel Herefords, Cork. The committee sold tickets online and at various events, shows and sales throughout the year.
The raffle was held at 3pm on Saturday 19th November – just after the National Hereford Calf Show and just ahead of the Genetic Gems Sale.
Congratulations to the winners;
1st Prize: Hereford Heifer donated by Lynch Family – James Thompson
2nd Prize: Balleen Embryo sponsored by Tom Brennan – Tom Eaton
3rd Prize: Dinner for two at FIRE Steakhouse & Bar sponsored by Irish Hereford Prime – Marian O’Herlihy
Thanks to all who supported the raffle and purchased tickets on the day and in the run upto the weekend in Tullamore. Thanks also to the Lynch family of Droumdaniel Herefords, Cork, Tom Brennan of Balleen Herefords & Irish Hereford Prime for sponsoring these amazing prizes. The total amount of money raised from the raffle has been totted up and is a staggering €5300!
The Next Gen Herefords Committee are humbled by this figure and the amount raised and wish to extend their gratitude and appreciation. Given the large amount of money raised the committee are delighted to make two charitable donations to two very worthy causes; they will be donating €750 to the Air Ambulance Service and €750 to Cancer Research in Ireland. Many thanks again!