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Win Fordson Dexta and pedigree heifer in student’s €20k raffle

Ag Soc’s grand raffle with 20 prizes worth over €20,000

UCD Ag Soc has twenty items up for grabs as part of this year’s grand charity raffle, which it is holding in partnership with Lucky Days Competition.

This year, the committee is raising runs for Hooves4Hospice and Irish Community Air Ambulance as its two charities of choice.

UCD Ag Soc, in its 99th year, has “remained to be prevalent” in the UCD community organising events to raise money for charity every year.

Ag Soc raffle

Speaking to That’s Farming’s Catherina Cunnane about the ‘Win the Farm Yard’ competition, an AgSoc spokesperson said:

“Fundraising efforts have been going since September by Ag Soc Committee. We have organised a multitude of events for the UCD students, including a Welly Walk to Ryan’s, Ag Ball, Milk Race, Ag’s got Talent, Wax Auction, Ruaile Buaile, Ag VS Vet Boxing and much more!”

“We are hoping to raise as much money as possible for these two worthy causes. Now we have launched our grand raffle with 20 prizes worth over €20,000,” the spokesperson added.

Its prizes are as follows:

  1. 1961 Fordson Dexta: Sponsor: FBD Insurance

According to the students, “this tractor is in amazing condition and has the potential to go straight to work or play”.

Dixie comes with a 5 ft Fleming transport box, which Fleming has sponsored.

2: Pedigree Limousin maiden heifer. Sponsor: Irish Limousin Cattle Society

This is a handpicked maiden heifer from the ILCS, kindly donated by the society.

3: Fleckvieh maiden heifer or cash: Sponsor: Cows.ie

According to raffle organisers, the heifer is ready for breeding and would suit either grazing or high-input systems.

4: 2 Tonne of Terra CAN: Sponsor: Target Fertiliser.

According to the students, this prize is “worth its weight in gold at the moment”.

5: Moocall Heat with 50 ear tags + calving sensor. Sponsor: Moocall

Moocall Heat is a collar worn by either a vasectomised or stockbull that will send a message to your mobile phone when a cow is in a standing heat.

The calving sensor is a tail-mounted device that alerts you via SMS when your cow is calving.

6: Grasshopper: Sponsor: True North Technologies

They claim that this is the “most accurate” grass-cover measurement system available on the market today.

7: €1,000 Clipex voucher: Voucher: Clipex Ireland

Clipex Ireland supply, design, manufacture and distribute innovative sheep & livestock handling systems, stockyards and fencing solutions worldwide.

8: PTZ Calving camera or alternatively €500 towards a home security camera system. Sponsor: Agricam

9: €500 Progressive Genetics voucher and AI hamper. Sponsor: Progressive Genetics

10: €500 Texel ewe voucher. Sponsor: Irish Texel Society

You can redeem the voucher at the Irish Texel Society Premier Sale in Blessington in August.

Remaining ten prizes:  

11: ErgoPro Dual Head Cara clippers, ErgoPro Handy Trimmer II & Dagging Blades all worth €550. Sponsor: Clippers Ireland

12: Hen Coop, rainbow hens (Blue bell, Black Rock, White Sussex and Rhode Island Red), 20 kg of feed, drinker, feeder & wood chippings. Sponsor: North-East Poultry

13: F1 Hybrid gilt or €200 cash T&C apply

14: €200 voucher for Cormac Tagging, who supplies all DAFM-approved identification tags

‘Non-culchie’ prizes:

15: The “priceless” Copper Face Jacks Gold Card. Sponsor: Copper Face Jack

16: Tipperary Dry Aged Angus meat hamper, value €500. Sponsor: ABP Food Group

17: £500 site credit for the Lucky Days Website

18: Mount Wolseley spa weekend away for two people. Two nights B&B, one evening meal and a spa treatment of choice for two people. Sponsor: Mount Wolseley Hotel Spa & Golf Resort Tullow

19: Duck Feather Duvet + pillow set. Sponsor: Silver Hill Duck

20: 12v Electric Ride-on truck with remote control. Sponsor: J. Grennan & Sons

More information

To purchase tickets, visit this website.

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