Dovea Genetics, one of Ireland’s leading dairy and beef semen suppliers, held a charity auction in aid of Bóthar at this year’s National Ploughing Championships.

The concept started in spring 2015 when progeny from Dovea’s bulls from different breeds were purchased for the auction. The Ploughing was the obvious choice to raise awareness for the charity, which this year marks its 25th anniversary. The heifer calves attended the Ploughing in 2015 before arriving back this year to be auctioned off.