Counting over 1,000 head of stock of breeds Limousin; Beef Shorthorn; British Blue and Angus and a yard of tractors and 4x4’s, crowds braved the elements and gathered from all corners of the country for an open day hosted last Saturday by the Jalex Herd.
Owned by Nelson and James Alexander, Toomebridge, the partnership has earned a reputation as an excellent source for suckler replacements, and visitors to the farm were keen to do business with almost 150 sales tied down on the day for in-calf and maidens.
"We sell heifers all year round and always have a quality selection of Simmental and Limousin Commercial heifers in calf to easy fleshing bulls. The idea of the open day is to let farmers view them all in one place as when we hit the grass they are spread out over a large area" James explained.
It is over forty-years since James's father Nelson founded Alexander Tractors, and in more recent years, James has added the 4x4 element to the business. The team take great pride in selling tractors and pick-ups right across Ireland with many customers returning to do repeat business.
The Alexander family, with a farm located at 88 Gloverstown Road, Toomebridge, would very much like to thank all those that joined them at the weekend with many travelling great distances, and also all those who helped prepare the stock and yards in advance of the open day to ensure that everything looked its best.