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Win EBY daughter, Lola, for €10 in fundraising draw

A Limousin-cross heifer, by the famed EBY, is the top prize in a fundraising draw, which aims to raise €10,000 to develop playground facilities at a school in the west of Ireland.

Lavally National School PTA have organised the raffle to help raise funds for “much-needed” groundwork and playground facilities for the Co Galway-based school.

The current playground, which consists of monkey bars and swings, has been the same for over 40 years, and the committee hopes to develop a new and safer facility.

The first-prize winner can take the Limousin-cross heifer or a €2,200 cash price alternative, while the second prize is a tonne of Paul and Vincent’s beef nuts or a €400 hotel voucher and the third prize is a €200 One4All voucher.

Norman Connolly, who is involved in the initiative, said:

“We bought Lola a few weeks ago so that the school could do a raffle. It took us a couple of months to find here, and she is a class act.”

“If you have a €10 to spare, please buy a ticket.” You will not be disappointed if you win her,” he concluded.

Tickets are priced at €10 (can be purchased online via this link), and the draw will take place at 6 pm on October 23rd, 2023, at Tuam Mart, in Co Galway.

Premium In-Calf Heifer Sale

The draw will coincide with Premium In-Calf Heifers’ sale, which sees a total of 72 catalogued.

58 of the entries are calving from November-December, while the remainder are due to calve in January 2024.

The sale will be held by the Connolly family farm, which is based in Lavally, Tuam, Co Galway.

8 heifers are in-calf to sexed semen:

  • Loyal – LM4184;
  • An De Beauffaux – BB4438;
  • Ewdenvale Ivor – LM2014.

56 heifers are in-calf to AI:

  • Ewedenvale Ivor – LM2014;
  • Loyal – LM4184;
  • Powerful Proper – LM7416;
  • Tomschoice Lexicon – LM4471;
  • Tomschoice Poseidon – LM9172;
  • Telfers Munster – S3301;
  • Elderberry Galahad – EBY;
  • Moondharrig Knell – LM4217.

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