A respectable sum of just over €4,500 has been raised by a commercial Charolais heifer, with all proceeds going to the Irish Cancer Society.
Hailing from the herd of Alan Wood, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo, the Killimor in Time ( KZM) daughter bred by a Dovea AI sire, was kindly donated by Irish Charolais Cattle Society.
Cork’s Lisa Moloney walked away as the lucky winner of the heifer from the National Ploughing Championships.
Tickets for the heifer were sold over the course of the three days of the event.
Speaking to That’s Farming Nevan McKiernan, Secretary of Irish Charolais Cattle Society said:
“We bought the heifer from Alan Wood and the Irish Charolais Cattle Society sponsored the heifer. It was fantastic to be in a position to raise much-needed funds for such a worthy cause. All proceeds went to the charity.” Nevan told Catherina of That’s Farming.
Over the past 12 months, Charolais heifers have raised nearly €30,000 for different Charities.
In September 2016, Lisnagre Libby raised over €17,120 at the National Ploughing Championships.
She was donated by the Geoghegan family from County Westmeath, with all proceeds going directly to Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin.
In February of this year, the Charolais Society donated the Charolais Heifer, Skidoo96 Marie to the UCD AgSoc raffle.
She raised just over €8,300, with all proceeds going to Embrace Farm and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.