Our TY Mini Company ( by Sarah Walsh )

Our TY Mini Company bought cows and turkeys at the beginning of the school year. We sold off our turkeys at Christmas in a successful auction. Now we are left with the cows. We own one of the cows and calf and the LCA’s own the other. We have two 5 star simmental cows which recently had calves. Unfortunately, while our cow was giving birth the calf died so we had to buy a new one from a local farmer Mr. Ward. One of the calves is a limousine cross heifer and the other is a charolais cross heifer. The cows were kept on Mr. Mitchells farm when giving birth and are now back on the school grounds. We fenced off a field at the back of the prefabs and we are looking after them there, feeding them every day. They are a quiet stock and we all love taking care of them. We will be sad to see them go when we sell them at the mart in Tullamore on the 22nd of May. We would greatly appreciate the support of local farmers on that day. We will be donating money from this project to the Saint Vincent de Paul and also to the Portarlington Street Lights.

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