The final countdown is on for the forthcoming Jalex Select Sale 1 of 200 heifers, which takes place on-farm at Gloverstown Road, Randalstown, Antrim, at 12 noon on Saturday, April 29th, 2023, in conjunction with Harrison & Hetherington and MartEye.
The sale catalogue – which is available on MartEye’s platform – includes 140 heifers due from 12/09/2023 to 17/10/2023, approximately 50 May/June-calving heifers, a number of cow and calf pairs and embryos.
The consignment comprises a range of Blue-Limousin heifers, along with others with blends of Charolais, Limousin and Parthenaise and Angus blood, with a selection sired by renowned AI bulls, including WBH, SFL, ZAG, CPW, CH4637, STQ, Stonelea Ingazi, DBZ, BB5223, KJB, ZXT, ZSD, ETB, HGR, KFY, HCA and FL21.
Jalex Select Sale
Speaking ahead of the on-farm and online (hybrid) sale, James Alexander commented:
“On December 5th, 2022, we batch AI’d just over 100 heifers with a fantastic first service hit rate of 76. We batch AI to provide the opportunity to be able to source multiple lots that are due to calve at the one time to minimise labour.”
“These are scanned and due on September 15th, 2023, with 60 of them carrying heifer calves. The next batch of 50 are due in a tight calving window in October.”
“29 are due in May, 9 in June, 9 in July, 8 in August, 87 in September and 45 in October.”
“For those on the hunt for heifers calving sooner than that, we have a number calving from the sale date onwards.”
“The Alexander team are confident that there are heifers to suit absolutely everyone included in this sale which will be based on predominantly autumn-calving heifers.”
“Al bulls include EBY – sexed and conventional, Twemlows Officer – female sexed, Uptonley Living the Dream, and Carmorn Cantona,” he added.
Viewing and bidding
All heifers were vaccinated for BVD prior to being served, in addition to being pelvic checked for breeding purposes, according to James.
For ease of viewing, the sale heifers have individual management tags linking them to their lot number, so when viewing, you can pull up key information via this link [once you click, you will be re-directed off That’s Farming’s website] to include service date, sire used and sex of calf.
Alexander concluded: “We have tried to do our job the best we can to give you, the customer, all the information we can to make sourcing your replacements the best experience we can.”
James Little from H&H will be conducting the sale, and he has urged new customers to register via MartEye at least 24 hours in advance of the sale day. Export can be arranged to UK and Ireland.
For those planning to call and view the heifers, please phone James on 07816775501.
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