A calf auction in aid of Teac Tom will take place this coming Saturday, March 2 from 12 noon at Corrin Mart.

Teac Tom was established in 2014 by Angela Hayes along with her children, family and friends following the tragic loss of her husband Tommy in 2002 and her son Thomas to suicide in 2011. 

The ‘Rearing To Go’ campaign is being organised by Peter and Paula Hynes, to contribute to the good work being done by Teac Tom. 

Event organisers are asking farmers to donate a dairy bred heifer calf for a special sale at Corrin mart and there are already over 30 calves due to be put up for auction. 

The sale will have celebrity auctioneers and it is sure to be a fun and exciting day for all the family.

Dairy/beef cross calves are also welcome and every farmer who donates a calf will be given a bag of Volac Heiferlac and a bag of Dairygold Calf pride nuts. 

There will be a prize for the highest genetic merit calf donated, as well as an award for the purchaser of the highest priced calf. 


The ‘Rearing To Go’ campaign was officially launch on December 19th at Corrin Mart by Helen Carroll, journalist and presenter of RTE’s ‘Ear to the Ground’. The group was joined by former Munster and Ireland rugby titan John ‘The Bull’ Hayes, who is an ambassador for the campaign.

The aim of the initiative – which is supported by Volac; Dairygold Co-op and Cork Marts – is to raise awareness about mental health, all the while raising funds for Teac Tom who provide free counselling and support to adults, children and groups that have been bereaved by suicide or those contemplating suicide. 

Teac Tom currently has a premises in Kilkenny City and Stradbally, Co. Laois and has a 24 hour listening service on 056-7796592.

To obtain more information on the event or to donate a calf, please contact Peter Hynes (087) 0644678 or Paula Hynes (087) 2255813.