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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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Dovea Genetics to host beef breeding event in Mayo-Sligo Livestock Mart

Dovea Genetics is set to play host to a beef breeding event, in association with Mayo-Sligo Livestock Mart, Ballina, Co. Mayo (F26 F8C9), on Thursday, March 2nd, 2023, at 7.30 pm.

The AI company’s advisory teams will be joined on the night by members of the Irish Angus Producer Group and Teagasc.

There will also be live cattle demonstrations on the night, with a number of Dovea Genetics-bred progeny from local farmers in attendance.

Dovea’s beef and dairy teams will also be on hand to offer “practical and personal” breeding advice to attendees.

On the night, Dovea’s beef programme manager, John Lynch, will discuss a range of topics around beef breeding, including recommendations for which sires farmers should use to achieve high-value, profitable offspring in various systems.

Sexed semen and Dovea’s replacement sires will also be covered on the night.

Irish Angus Producer Group 

Catherine Smyth from the Irish Angus Producer Group will also present to farmers regarding their breed improvement programme and elite breeding programme.

The move by the Certified Irish Angus Producer Group has seen “exceptional” offspring from Drumcrow Tribesman (AA8172), semen from which can be ordered through Dovea Genetics.

Catherine will also be discussing the financial incentives that the Irish Angus Producer Group are offering to its pedigree breeders along with its dairy and beef members.

Suckler farming scheme

Alan Nolan, a dry stock advisor with Teagasc, will also discuss the new suckler scheme – the Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme (SCEP)- which replaces the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) and the Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme – Suckler (BEEP-S) in the new CAP.

Panel discussions and debates will take place, offering farmers an opportunity to pose questions or queries that they may have to the panel.

Live stream

A spokesperson for Dovea Genetics told That’s Farming:

“The event will also be streamed live via MartEye for anyone that cannot make it and wants to watch it online.”

“With catering offering hot food & tea/coffee to farmers on the evening, it promises to be a night of interesting discussions, practical advice and satisfied farmers,” they concluded.

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