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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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‘If you are not using Angus, you are competing against farmers who are’

Angus bull sale at Kilmallock Mart 

42 entries are catalogued for the Munster Branch Irish Angus Mid-Season Bull Sale at Kilmallock Mart this Saturday (April 23rd, 2022).

The show will take place at 10:30 am, while the sale, which will have both ringside and online bidding via LSL Auctions, will commence at 1:00 pm.

According to the society:

  • Exhibitors have bred all bulls;
  • 35 are 4 and 5-star bulls;
  • All bulls are sire verified, genomic tested and fertility tested.

Irish Angus Cattle 

Speaking to That’s Farming, ahead of the sale, Peadar Glennon of the Irish Angus Cattle Society LTD said:

“Firstly, bulls range in age from June 2020 to April 2021. This will ensure that there will be bulls on offer to meet all customer requirements, be that a bull for mature cows or a younger bull for heifers.”

“They are all listed with full evaluations, including calving percentage and gestation length predictions.”

“With quality Angus calves in high demand at all marts throughout the country, this sale offers an ideal opportunity for farmers to select a bull to breed Angus calves to meet this increased demand.”

“Besides, demand for Angus commercial cattle is at an all-time high. Most mart managers are highlighting that demand for both stores and finished Angus cattle is far outweighing supply.”

“This trend is replicated right across all marts. It shows the positivity at which commercial customers are viewing Angus cattle, both heifers and bullocks.”

Finishing cattle 

Glennon noted that the factory demand for finished Angus steers and heifers continues on an “upward spiral”. He said this results in finished Angus cattle leaving “good” margins for finishers.

“Many finishers now realise that quality Angus animals are the most profitable when compared to other breeds.”

“All in all, if you are not using Angus, you are competing against farmers who are,” he concluded.

Sales catalogue

You can access a full catalogue for this sale via this link, and potential customers can make enquiries through the Munster Branch on 087-6406707.

Alternatively, you can contact GVM Mart Kilmallock 063-98555,” he added.

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