Parthenaise society to sponsor Fair class
An increase in the number of Parthenaise commercial calves, above, born per year in Ireland has prompted the Parthenaise society to sponsor a class for crossbred calves at the Commercial Cattle Winter Fair 2013.
Taking place in Stranorlar, Co Donegal on October 27, this new class boasts a prize fund of €600 and is open to all crossbred Parthenaise calves under 480kg. Entries for the winter fair close on October 15.
The number of calves registered to Parthenaise bulls rose from 2,926 in 2001 to 5,300 in 2011.
The society maintains that with a large proportion of Parthenaise cattle killing out at E and U grades, it's no surprise the Parthenaise breed is becoming more popular throughout Ireland.
ICBF figures show that maternal values within the Parthenaise breed now range up to €266, while the breed also stands strong on terminal values to other beef breeds.
The Irish Parthenaise Cattle Society stand, located at stand number 19 in block 3 of the livestock area, will feature pedigree and commercial cattle.
These will include cows and calves, breeding heifers, commercial weanlings and pedigree bulls.