10 lots are catalogued for the Agricam Highland reduction sale, which is set to take place on MartEye from Friday, September 22nd to Monday, September 25th, 2023.
The timed virtual auction, in conjunction with Tullow Livestock Sales, is set to feature a range of in-calf cows, heifers and stockbulls from the fold of Jamie Nolan, Castledermot, Co. Kildare.
The sale includes:
- 1 maiden heifer;
- 1 weanling;
- 1 young bull;
- 1 stock bull;
- 6 in-calf cows.
The fold was established some years ago by importing in-calf cows from Northern Ireland to lay the foundations for the Agri Cam prefix, as Nolan told That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane:
“We fell in love at first sight. The Highland breed is low maintenance, hardy, easy calving, possesses excellent maternal traits and are just a joy to look at.”
“They are very easy to work with. Some people ask how Highlands go up a crush. It is simply brilliant to watch them as they are very aware of their surroundings, and they turn their heads to the side,” he added.
The fold also acquired a stock bull from Michelle Shaughnessy of the Graffogue Fold in Longford, which has produced a mix of both red and black-coloured progeny.
Jamie continued: “We never got a bull calf from him. We are still selling our Highland beef boxes which is some of the most beautiful and tender meat you can get.”
Highland cattle for sale
“With this sale, we are not getting out completely; we are keeping some of the older original cows to keep breeding.”
“All the cattle are in their working clothes in that they have never seen an ounce of meal; they would not know what it looks like,” he added.
“We farm in south Kildare near the Carlow border. It is a family affair. My brother milks 130 dairy Heifers, while I breed Highlands and Angus under the Agricam prefix.”
“My parents run a dairy-to-beef system of 300 head every year. We ran the Highland stock bull with our dairy heifers and got fluffy Friesians that were easily calved, and lovely, deep-bodied calves,” he concluded.
To request more information or to arrange a pre-sale viewing, contact Jamie on 087-6016550.