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4100gns top twice at Moira Holstein Sale

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Relough Iota Danna 3 - 3700gns Katie Davidson by Katie Davidson

Holstein trade at Moira hit 4100gns twice yesterday for two heifers from Brian and Ann Mawhinney’s Laurelhill herd from Doagh, County Antrim. Having dispersed the milking portion of the herd last year, the Mawhinney’s offered 11 freshly calved heifers to average £2,760 per head. First to make 4100gns was Laurelhill Dob Fay, an October 2011…

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4100gns top twice at Moira Holstein Sale

Relough Iota Danna 3 - 3700gns

Holstein trade at Moira hit 4100gns twice yesterday for two heifers from Brian and Ann Mawhinney’s Laurelhill herd from Doagh, County Antrim. Having dispersed the milking portion of the herd last year, the Mawhinney’s offered 11 freshly calved heifers to average £2,760 per head. First to make 4100gns was Laurelhill Dob Fay, an October 2011…

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