Westmeath teen wins pedigree Charolais heifer
A young farmer has received a boost to his herd after winning a Pedigree Charolais Heifer at the Ploughing Championships.
Lisnagree Libby, bred and donated by Jim and Catherine Geoghegan from the award-winning Streamstown herd, is on her way to 16 year old, Fintan McCormack from Drumaney, Co Westmeath whose ticket was drawn in the fundraiser for Crumlin Children's Hospital.
A total of €17,120 was contributed was raised over the three days. The heifer was donated by the Geoghegans in remembrance of their first born grandson, Conor Greene, who was treated at the hospital before losing his battle for life last year.
"It was something that we wanted to do for the hospital and we are thrilled that it was so successful.
"People who had read about it in the Farming Independent on Tuesday cae up to the stand specially to buy tickets" said Jim.