Over 200 entries will come under the hammer at the Jalex Herd’s Select 4 sale on Friday, October 22nd.
It is understood that this is the largest on-farm sale of in-calf heifers in Northern Ireland. The sale will commence at 7 pm at 88 Gloverstown Road, Randalstown.
Jalex Select 4
Speaking ahead of the sale, James Alexander said:
“The bulk of the heifers on offer are ideal replacements for any suckler enterprise, originating in beef herds and carefully matched to easy calving proven bulls.”
“We are always focused on consistently producing quality heifers, and this sale will have springers from £1400 up. As always, we are only too happy to arrange delivery to the UK and ROI.”
Also featured are a selection of approximately 40 “top-drawer” heifers with the potential to produce “show quality calves for those bitten by the showing bug”.
“These are mainly red roans, with several flashy black and blue ladies,” Alexander added.
The only maiden heifer in this auction is Big Day Out, the recent commercial champion at Balmoral Show.
“She would be ideal for the winter fatstock shows. Alternatively, you could bring her home and plan your flushing programme before you put her in-calf,” he added.
The Jalex herd of pedigree Limousin cattle has expanded due to flushing and runs of heifer calves.
The family has decided to offer the herd’s entire in-calf heifer portion to bring the numbers that suit the management system.
“These have been very commercially done and will blend seamlessly into any farm.”
“There is plenty of top-drawer breeding packed into their pedigrees. They feature a full sister to Jalex Mya, who was the Limousin and reserve interbreed champion at Balmoral Show.
Viewing, bidding and online catalogue
Due to the sheer numbers in the catalogue, the sale will commence at 7 pm sharp.
Viewing is welcome in advance of the sale or from 4 pm on sale day. Also, catering will attend the sale. Bidding via MartEye or ringside.
Finally, purchasers can collect stock the following day if they so wish.