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Gift of an in-calf dairy heifer

Gift of an in-calf dairy heifer

Price
€1,800
Give the whole gift - the animal, the training and the transport costs.

How this helps

Bóthar’s Irish dairy cows have become life saving heroes in many parts of the world. Irish dairy cows will produce up to 20 times as much nutritious milk every day as the average local cow in Uganda, Malawi, and Cameroon.

Milk & cheese from the living gift of a cow instantly improves the diet of an impoverished family and also produces enough milk for them to sell and earn an income. Suddenly mothers and fathers are in a position to purchase food and medicine for their families. Over time they can even send their children to school!

Bóthar also engages in cross-breeding Irish bulls with local cows, producing an animal that gives approximately 25% of an Irish cow’s milk yield - still four times more productive than the local animal!

Your donation also covers training & preparation of a family to receive an animal, transportation of the animal & full veterinary back up for a number of years.

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Full training & transport costs

Price
€1,150
Help us to train and educate our farming families so they can get the most from their life-saving gift.

How this helps

Your donation covers full training for the recipient family and transportation of the animal & full veterinary back up for a number of years. Once a family is accepted onto the Bóthar programme, they begin an intensive 6 month training programme where they learn how to care for their animal and within this time, they must successfully grow fodder and a zero-grazing unit to house their animal to show their commitment to their life-saving gift.

Gift of a cross-bred cow

Gift of a cross bred cow

Price
€450
Bóthar works on improving the gene pool of local cows through the use of Irish bull semen.

How this helps

Bóthar engages in cross-breeding Irish bulls with local cows, producing an animal that gives approximately 25% of an Irish cow’s milk yield - still four times more productive than the local animal! Bóthar works with Dovea Genetics in Thurles, Co. Tipperary to provide the best quality bull semen. In 2018, The Rwandan government requested Bóthar to source 4 Irish bulls for the National Breeding Station in Kigali, Rwanda due to the difference Irish bull semen has made to the local herd over the years. The four bulls named Munster, Ulster, Leinster and Connacht were transported successfully in October 2018.

Share of Dairy Cow

Share of a dairy cow

Price
€50
If you can't afford to give an entire cow, give a share. All the shares add up...

How this helps

Bóthar’s Irish dairy cows have become life saving heroes in many parts of the world. Irish dairy cows will produce up to 20 times as much nutritious milk every day as the average local cow in Uganda, Malawi, and Cameroon.

Milk & cheese from the living gift of a cow instantly improves the diet of an impoverished family and also produces enough milk for them to sell and earn an income. Suddenly mothers and fathers are in a position to purchase food and medicine for their families. Over time they can even send their children to school!

Bóthar also engages in cross-breeding Irish bulls with local cows, producing an animal that gives approximately 25% of an Irish cow’s milk yield - still four times more productive than the local animal!

 

Donate what you can

You can also donate over the phone by calling

Freephone 1800268463

International 0035361414142