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Charollais stand at Ploughing to have plenty of pedigree

Visitors to the Irish Charollais Sheep Society stand at this year's Ploughing Championships will have plenty of pedigree Charollais animals to examine, from pedigree to crossbred types.

The display will include a number of Charollais-cross lambs, including lowland type butcher and factory lambs, as well as the winning pair of purebred ewe lambs from the National Livestock Show in Tullamore, sponsored by Dolan Farm Supplies.

Visitors to the stand can also enter a raffle for a purebred registered Charollais hogget ram. Proceeds from the raffle will this year go to It's Good to Talk, the Wexford-based counselling service, and Temple Street Children's Hospital.


Other prizes in the raffle will include Bimeda and Osmonds' veterinary product vouchers and Redmills feed vouchers.

Tickets will be sold for €2 each, or a book of six for €10.

The Irish Charollais Sheep Society (ICSS) stand will also include several displays of photographs and information about the Charollais breed and its potential use on pedigree and commercial farms.

The Society's yearbook, which is packed full of information including sales dates and society membership details, will be available free of charge. Society members will be in attendance at the stand and, as usual, enquiries, active discussion and feedback from visitors is always welcome.

This year the ICSS will hold 24 regional ram sales and there will also be a sale of breeding females Saturday, October 27, at Tullow Mart, Co Carlow.

Indo Farming