The UCD Agricultural Society or Ag Soc are set to host a charity auction in Balla Mart this Saturday (November 14) to raise funds for Console  – the National Suicide Prevention Charity.

According to the Auditor of the Society, TJ Duffy, the auction is in conjunction with a special springer sale and is sure to draw a large crowd.

The society has chosen Console as their 2015-2016 charity partner, as it offers support to all the vulnerable people from rural Ireland.

There are a number of very good items up for auction which range from cattle feed vouchers, fertiliser, AI straws and a pair of Charollais ewe lambs.

These items will go under the hammer as the not-for-profit society aims to continue its successful charity fundraising efforts, as the group raised €31,500 for Pieta House last year.

According to Duffy, the concept of the auction is a relatively new idea for the society, but it is not the sole event that will be run this year as there will also be a range or events and forums throughout the academic year. is delighted to sponsor both Ag Soc and Console in this worthy cause and have offered a number of very stylish jackets to go under the hammer.

As Ireland’s largest farming news portal, covering every aspect of farming related news, we feel that supporting such a worthy cause is worthwhile as almost every community throughout Ireland has been touched by suicide.

Feed and Fertiliser
  • 1 tonne of CAN fertiliser – Target
  • 1 tonne of granulated lime – Gouldings
  • €300 voucher – Natural Nutrition
  • 1 tonne meal voucher – Nutrias feeds
  • Meal voucher – Geenvale Feeds
  • Meal Voucher – Kiernan Milling and Stewards Feeds
  • Four bags of Yea-Sac – Alltech
  • Meal vouchers for Balla Mart canteen

Fertility and Genetics
  • Five star AI straws – Progressive Genetics
  • A bovine flush – Bovi Genetics
  • 10 Bodybuilder Simmental Straws
  • 10 KZH AI straws – Dovea Genetics

Other items passing under the hammer
  • Two PBNR Charollais ewe lambs
  • 300L of Kerosene – Sweeney Oil
  • Two drums of engine oil – Corrib Oil
  • Cow mats – Cow Comfort
  • Dose vouchers – Norbook, Agri Loyd
  • Bale of fencing stakes – Doherty Saw Mill Donegal
  • Farm Relief Donegal, Gibsons Agri , Sean McAteer Agri – range of sheep and farm equipment