The project will begin in Spring 2015 when Dovea Genetics will purchase six young calves (six different breeds).  There will be one calf given to each of the six agricultural colleges who will monitor and feed the calf up until the 2016 National Ploughing Championships.  The calves will be present on the Dovea Genetics trade stand at the 2015 National Ploughing Championships and from this will go for a charity auction on the Wednesday afternoon of the 2016 Ploughing Championships.  The calves will be auctioned by a well known personality with all of the proceeds will go to the BOTHAR charity organisation.


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