The Irish Simmental Cattle Society has raised over €13,000 for the Irish Cancer Society through its Golden Jubilee Charity Auction, which concluded on Monday night (December 19th, 2022).
It held the auction through MartEye in conjunction with Ballyjamesduff Co-Op Mart to mark the closing of its Golden Jubilee celebrations.
Speaking to That’s Farming, following the auction, Peadar Glennon of the Simmental Society, commented:
“The auction received the goodwill of all breeders and was supported not alone in Ireland, but across the UK with many lots going to N. Ireland and UK breeders.”
“The Simmental Society would again like to thank all who made this event possible, including breeders who donated lots, those that purchased, the underbidders, all who viewed the auction, all who helped promote the auction and especially Ballyjamesduff Mart and MartEye for facilitating the auction.”
“Breeders will be watching with interest to see if the exchange of older, much-sought-after genetics will result in future show or sale champions being bred.”
“This charity auction was a really positive way to conclude the society’s 50th-anniversary celebrations.”
“I look forward to the next chapter in Simmental breeding by wishing all an enjoyable Christmas and a successful 2023,” he concluded.
Simmental charity auction report: Prices
- 5 x Auroch Deuter PP (AHC)straws – Kindly donated by NCBC / Progressive Genetics / Munster Bovine – €430;
- 3 xOmorga Murray Straws (OMY) + 3 x Ranfurly Klinker (SI7269) Straws + 3 Dellfield Jupiter (SI6427) Straws – Kindly donated by Cotter Family – Drispey Simmentals, Maurice Darcy – Boyerstown Simmentals & Andrew Hanna – Loughside Simmentals – €320;
- 2 x Glebefarm Tyson (GFY)+ 2 x Camus Vibrant (CVB) + 2 Hillcrest King (HKG) Straws – Kindly donated by Joe & James Kelly, Mount Simmentals – €530;
- 1 x Kilbride Farm Dragoon (ZKF)Straw – Kindly donated by David Duffy, Strongbo Simmentals – €150;
- 2 x Cleenagh Flasher (FLZ)Straws – Kindly donated by Emmanuel O’Dea, Esker Simmentals – €630;
- 20 Balybane Lad (BLA)Straws – Kindly donated by John Connaughton, Ballybane Simmentals – €430;
- 3 x Anatrim Bodybuilder (AYX)Straws – Kindly donated by Regan Family, Corrib Simmentals – €360;
- 3 x Banwy T-Rex (S699)Straws – Kindly donated by Garrett & Lyndsey Behan, Clonagh & Jennalyn Simmentals – €750;
- 2 x Glebefarm Tyson (GFY)Straws – Kindly donated by Seamus & Jennie Aherne, Towerhill & Rubyjen Simmentals – €560;
Embryo – Crackley Iris 92F P x Coose Jericho P / Coose Langer P
– Kindly donated by John & Ronan Tuohy, Coose Simmentals (Stored at Champion Embryos – No release fee5 x Curaheen Gunshot (SI4147) (Female Sexed Straws) – Kindly donated by Dovea Genetics – €490;
- Embryo – Raceview Misty Jade x Cleenagh Flasher/Scottish Neff– Kindly donated by the Wall Family, Curaheen & Auroch Simmentals. (Stored at Bovi Genetics – No release fee) – €810;
- 1 x Hillcrest Champion (HCC)Straw – Kindly donated by Padge Mulhare, Hillcrest Simmentals – €510;
- 2 x Kilbride Farm Newry (KFY) Straws – Kindly donated by the O’Leary Family, Seaview Simmentals – €470;
- 10 x Leeherd Lynx (SI7491)Straws – Kindly donated by the Finnegan Family, Leeherd Simmentals – €150;
- Embryo – Fearna Regal x Anatrim Bodybuilder, kindly donated by Neenan Brothers Fearna & Limehill Simmentals (Stored at Bovi Genetics – No release fee) – €1,150;
- Raceview King (REV) straw, kindly donated by Peter & Marion O’Connell, Raceview Simmentals – €700;
- 10 x Lissadell Mr. Mullarkey (SI7902)straws – Kindly donated by Kieran & Paul Mullarkey Lissadell Simmentals & Tina & John Gosmore, Newtown House Simmentals – €340;
- 3 x Curaheen Tyson (TSO)Straws – Kindly donated by Regan Family, Corrib Simmentals – €690;
- Embryo – Dermody Candy x Anatrim Bodybuilder/Hillcrest Butcher– Kindly donated by the David Craig – Ballyboggin Simmentals. (Stored with Myles McDermott – No release fee) – €520;
- 10 Hillcrest Lucky straws, kindly donated by Jack Maher, Ormond Simmentals – €250;
- Embryo – Auroch Aniska ET x Kilbride Farm Newry – €700, kindly donated by the Doran family, Rathview Simmentals;
- 10 Curaheen Wakeman straws, kindly donated by the Bracken family, Cruithill Simmentals – €490;
- Embryo – Auroch Bell ET x Kilbride Farm Bantry, kindly donated by John Storey – Doire-Goile Simmentals, Jack Maher – Boystown Simmentals and the Doran family – Rathview Simmentals – €810.