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Sunday 22 January 2017

Pure Friesian open day set for Thurles

Published 02/08/2011 | 05:00

The Irish Pure Friesian open day will be held in Trevor Dudley's Kilsunny herd, near Thurles Co Tipperary, on Saturday, August 6, at 1.30pm.

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As well as its longevity, fertility and high milk solids, the pure Friesians also have good cull cow and bull calf values, with bulls averaging €180-220 at mart sales this spring.

According to Charles Gallagher, of the IFHA, Friesians will add €55 EBI in terms of hybrid vigour when crossed on pure Holsteins. This is the first time the Dudleys are having a sale of stock and the entire heifer calf crop from the herd since last autumn will be for sale.

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