The sale, which takes place on Tuesday, 2 December, will include over 40 breeding heifers which will be shown with €uroStar ratings. The sale has been organised by Teagasc, ICBF, the Irish Farmers Journal, Mayo-Sligo Mart and the farmers partaking in the sale. Another sale will take place in spring in conjunction with Aurivo Mart Balla.

Over the last 10 to 15 years, the terminal index or beef traits of the national suckler herd has been increasing. Improvements in animal quality on confirmation have, in some cases, come at the expense of fertility, longevity and milk in the national suckler herd.