Over 125 in-calf heifers are set to come under the hammer at James Alexander’s Winter Wonders Sale later this month.
On Wednesday, December 28th, 2022, at 1 pm, the Jalex team will offer the following consignment for sale:
- 17 in-calf heifers due in February;
- 64 in March;
- 49 in April / May.
All essential calving data, including the sex of calf, calving date and service sire, is available now online.
All females in this sale are carrying to Limousin bulls with two copies of the F94L gene.
According to Alexander, these bulls have all been matched to each of the heifers, which cover Simmental, Blue, Charolais, Angus, and Limousin-crosses.
In addition to the lineup of heifers, James has catalogued, a number of bulls to go under the hammer.
He outlined that there is one “very special” Limousin prospect, Jalex Transformer, sired by the show calf breeder, Huntershall Nutcracker out of Brockhurst Oriana, that was herself a successful show beast in the UK, winning many high-profile events.
A full brother called Superman was sold last year to a Limousin herd in England.
There are a number of hybrid bulls, including a black and white son of Solwayview Dynamite, bred by and full sister to the two heifers sold by Cian McGloin at the 2022 Carrick Winter fair for €12,200 and €11,400, which you can view in this news article.
Ahead of the sale, he commented:
“The Jalex Select sales of in-calf commercial heifers are synonymous with consistent quality.”
“Farmers know before they land on the farm that there will be heifers there to suit regardless of their management system at home.”
“I research what service sires to use, whether it be stock bulls or AI to produce a good calf with lovely soft fleshing.”
‘We feel we have a fantastic selection of heifers for this Winter Wonders Sale. We have previously held heifer sales at this time of the year, and farmers really seemed to enjoy getting out.”
“It makes so much sense that they can come and select their heifers now well ahead of when they are flat-out busy at home calving and lambing.”
He added: “This sale will once again offer export of stock following the sale to the UK, and the majority are also eligible to be exported to the south.”
“Full details of all their export eligibility will be clearly marked in the catalogue, which is available now online,” he concluded.
Viewing and bidding
The sale will once again take place on-farm at 77 Gloverstown Road, Randalstown.
James Little from Harrison and Hetherington will be in the rostrum on the day. For those wishing to purchase virtually, you can do so by registering with MartEye via H&H.
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