The money raised by the sale of a prize calf this Friday night at Annegrove House, Shanahoe, will go to the charity Bóthar.
Brian, Norma and John Rohan have generously donated one of their calves to be auctioned as part of the Laois/Offaly Friesian Breeders Club 30 Year Anniversary.
Brian hopes the calf might raise between €400 to €600 for the charity. He said the decision to sell the calf was an easy one. “It’s always good to give to a charity like Bóthar. You know that the animal you provide goes to people that really need it. The money is used properly. Laois/Offaly Breeders Club have been heavily involved with the charity over the past few years,” he added.
Brian and Norma Rohan are also the founding members of the Embrace Farm project. Embrace supports families after the loss of a loved one from a family accident.
Auctioneer Colin Johnson is carrying out the sale.
Other events on the night
Heifers, junior cows and senior cows will also be judged and prized on the night. Master judge for the night is Johnny Watson.
The Laois/Offaly Freisian Breeders club will also be launching their 30th anniversary booklet on the night, which is packed with photos and memories since the club was formed in 1987.