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LSL Auctions’ two heifers raise over €7,000

LSL Auctions will donate the proceeds from the sale of its two breeding heifers – which made €7,400 – to Hooves 4 Hospice.

Founding owner and CEO, Brendan Hannigan, donated two commercial breeding females for auction to support the project.

The Limousin-cross and Belgian Blue-cross breeding females went under the hammer at GVM Tullamore Mart, Co Offaly, on Monday, December 13th, 2021.

Hannigan described the Belgian Blue-cross as a “2.5-year-old proper cow maker with a lovely temperament”. The 675kg May-2019-born heifer changed hands for €5,100.

Hannigan described the Belgian Blue-cross as a “2.5-year-old 600kg proper cow maker, correct and right for breeding, with a lovely temperament”. The 550kg entry, born in August-2020, found a new owner at €2,300.

Charity heifers

Speaking to That’s Farming on Wednesday, December 16th, 2021:

“LSL Auctions was delighted to donate two amazing breeding heifers to the Hooves 4 Hospice charity for a Christmas auction.”

“It is such an amazing cause to build a Level 3 hospice which is so badly needed in the midland counties of Longford, Westmeath Laois and Offaly.”

“We are very grateful for the support of the media and LSL partners in marketing the two lots which went to auction at Tullamore Mart and broadcast online via LSL last Monday evening.”

“Thank you to GVM Tullamore Mart for allowing us to host the sale. Also, thanks to the team at Hooves4Hospice and Tullamore Lyons Club for their support in helping us promote the auction.”

“Finally, we would thank you to all those who bid on the night and especially the two successful bidders who were from Offaly and Longford.”

Ahead of the sale of the two heifers, Hannigan told That’s Farming:

“LSL Auctions, this year, decided to make Hooves 4 Hospice our charity of the year. We have tried to help and promote this amazing cause where we can.”

“We have selected Tullamore Mart as is it in Offaly and one of the counties which will benefit greatly from the hospice.”

The Midlands (Laois, Offaly, Longford & Westmeath) is the only region in Ireland that does not have a level 3 hospice.

The project aims to raise vital funds for the cost of building the planned Midland Regional Hospice.

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