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Simmental the performance breed: Over 130 lots for premier sale this weekend

92 heifers and 45 bulls are catalogued for the Irish Simmental Cattle Society’s premier show at Roscommon Mart this Saturday (October 22nd, 2022).

This weekend’s sale includes drafts from the Coose, Mountford and Suirville herds.

The show will commence at 8 am, with the sale to follow at 12 pm – ringside bidding and also online via LSL (Livestock Live) or www.denisbarrett.com – contact the mart to approve your bidding application.

Simmental sale 

Speaking to That’s Farming, Peadar Glennon, general manager of the Irish Simmental Cattle Society, said:

“Simmental is the performance breed, with desirable maternal abilities, growth rates, ease of calving, docility and muscularity. ”

“Firstly, replacements have sufficient milk to rear their calves to their full potential. The breed’s background guarantees milk supply. ”

“Being a continental breed, their growth rates ensure that off-spring mature early, well in advance of any 30-month-old deadlines.”

“Moreover, the breed has a reputation for being easy calving, which we believe is more important now than ever, given the increased number of part-time suckler farmers. ”

“Lastly, they are easy to handle and are well-muscled cattle – a trait which is evident by increased demand for Simmental weanling bull calves for finishing. ”

“This sale includes a number of national champions from the National Simmental Show at Tullamore in August. All animals are tested to an export status and eligible for export for Northern Ireland on sale day. ”

“Animals purchased by mainland UK buyers will be exported 42 days after the sale. All animals are tested BVD virus negative.”

92 heifers and 45 bulls catalogued for the Irish Simmental Cattle Society’s premier show at Roscommon Mart on Saturday (October 22nd, 2022).

Previously, a society spokesperson said:

“For many years, I believe the Simmental breed has gone from strength to strength.”

“Simmental genetics have come so far; Simmentals can add muscle and shape whilst still retaining the milk element for the suckler herd.”

View a catalogue and photos of some lots via the Irish Simmental Cattle Society’s website.

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