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Heifers above! Cleric gifts pedigree Aberdeen Angus prize to Marie Curie raffle

Fr Sean Moore generously donated the heifer as a star prize in memory of his sister Rose, who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in January last year aged 59

A County Armagh priest is offering a pedigree Aberdeen Angus heifer from an award-winning cow family as the star prize in a raffle, in memory of his sister and in aid of Marie Curie.

Bred by Father Sean Moore, the June 2021 born heifer Millbrae Black Caoimhe X891, has been generously donated in memory of his sister Rose, who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in January last year aged 59.

The late Rose Moore was the youngest of 10 children, and a much-loved sister, aunt, great aunt, and friend of all who met her. She dedicated her life to her family and helping others.

Rose amassed many friends during her 40-year career in the NI Housing Executive.

She lived with her brother Sean, firstly in Lordship and Ballymascanlon, and for the last 18 years in Middletown and Tynan in County Armagh.

Rose fitted seamlessly into the parishes and contributed in any way she could, fulfilled and enjoying that she was caring for and looking after people in the community.

She also enjoyed farming and working with the Millbrae Aberdeen Angus Herd.

Father Sean Moore has been breeding Aberdeen Angus cattle for 24 years, and his herd currently comprises of five breeding females. The Millbrae prefix won best small herd in the NI Aberdeen Angus Club’s 2020 Herd Competition.

The charity heifer was sired by the popular AI bull Oakchurch de Admiral P164, and is out of the home-bred Millbrae Blackbird U762 – a daughter of the 19,000gns Blelack Evermore J231.

The Blackbird female line won third prize in the best cow family category of the herd competition; while Millbrae Black Beau W865 as the second prize winning heifer calf.

In 2022 Millbrae Black Beau W865 was the competition’s second placed futurity heifer. Sired by Rawburn Boss Hogg W630, she is a maternal sister to the charity raffle heifer.

The winning ticket will be drawn on Thursday, January 26, 2023.

Second prize is dinner, bed and breakfast for two people at the Titanic Hotel in Belfast, plus £200 spending money.

An additional four tickets will be drawn, with the winners receiving cash prizes of £200 each.

Tickets are priced at £10 each, or three for £20. All proceeds will be donated to Marie Curie.

Anyone interested in buying tickets should contact Father Sean Moore on 028 3756 8406, or his niece Bernie McBride on mobile: 07753 612616, or email:

Alternatively, purchase tickets using the Paypal account which is available via Facebook page: Marie Curie Fundraiser in Memory of Rose Moore.

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