Culchie Comps had a great four days at Balmoral show selling competition entries for ‘Hope’, the Jalex roan heifer that will be won by one lucky winner on 30th October 2021. 1500 entries have been sold and there’s still plenty of time to be in with a chance.

Net proceeds from the sale of each ticket will be donated to Air Ambulance NI, the charity that works in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, to provide the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for Northern Ireland, 365 days of the year.  

Competition entry is available for £10 or 6 entries for £50 at

The beautiful heifer is a Limousin X sourced at Jalex Livestock and weighs in at approximately 570 kilos. 

Libby Clarke from Air Ambulance NI’s Agribusiness group said, “It was lovely for our agri community to see Hope at the show and buy entries benefiting a cause that means a lot to them. The air ambulance service is called upon for farming or agricultural incidents on average once every week.  

Libby continued, “We’ve been delighted to have received support from Jalex Livestock, Culchie Comps and HVS Liquid Gold by way of sponsorship, meaning that we have a golden opportunity to raise substantial funds for this vital service.

Niall Turley from Culchie Comps said, “It was a busy four days but lovely to be able to chat with people about the competition as usually our sales are all online. So many people said it’s worthy to keep the helicopter flying, we hope to sell many more tickets before the draw date.”

Air Ambulance NI needs to raise £2million each year to maintain this service so public donations are crucial.

You can enter the competition now at

Megan and Niall Turley from Culchie Comps with Glenn O’Rorke, Operational Lead of HEMS and Hope the Heifer.

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