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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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‘Our young stockmen and stockwomen are the lifeline to cattle breeding in the future’

The committee of the Munster Branch of Irish Angus will play host to a jam-packed event in Banteer, Co. Cork, on Saturday, August 6th, 2022.

Fermoyle Angus and Glen South Farm will open their gates to the public as part of the event, which will have a series of competitions, guest speakers and demonstrations.

The day will commence at 1 pm sharp on the farm of Joe Twomey, owner of Fermoyle Angus, Banteer, Co. Cork P51KC90.

To begin the day, an Angus cattle stockjudging competition will take place with sections for children, teenagers, and adults carrying some “fantastic” prizes.

Showing cattle & Glen South Farm

Then, committee members will deliver a presentation on all you need to know about preparing an animal for showing or sales.

This part of the event will include a clipping demonstration and hair preparation.

Clippers Ireland will have a stand on site with all their products available on the day.

Attendees will then move a mile over the road to Glen South Farm, Banteer, which That’s Farming has previously profiled.

Glen South is a very modern, large-scale robotic fed cattle fattening unit and is often described as being “at the pinnacle of perfection when it comes to cattle facilities and animal performance”.

Farm manager, Aine Sweeney, will give crowds a tour of the facilities and give an overview of their fattening system.

Fatstock judging competition and animal health talk

Then, organisers will hold a fatstock judging competition of commercial Angus cattle, and again, there are “fantastic” prizes up for grabs.

Next up, Mary O Connor, ruminant veterinary manager from MSD Animal Health, will give a presentation on bovine respiratory disease and fertility.

Speaking ahead of the event, Michael Dullea, chairman of the branch, told That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane:

“This is an event to showcase all the qualities of the Angus breed, both pedigree and commercial.”

“It is open to everyone, not just Angus breeders and especially to all our young stockmen and stockwomen who are the lifeline to cattle breeding in the future.”

“We will have a catering company on-site, and they will then present a barbecue to the crowd.”

“We then will be presenting all the prizes to the various competition winners with extra spot prizes for others also,” Dullea concluded.

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