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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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Bostonia herd gears up for pedigree Charolais and Limousin heifer sale

Thirty entries will come under the hammer at the forthcoming Bostonia Livestock Production Sale this Friday, August 12th, 2022.

The renowned herd has catalogued a selection of autumn-2020 and all spring-born pedigree females for the on-farm sale, which it will hold in conjunction with Thomas J Cox (auctioneer) and LSL Auctions at 6 pm.

For sale:

  • 30 pedigree Charolais heifers;
  • 5 Limousin heifers;
  • 10 embryos.

The 250-acre enterprise, property of Brendan and Greg Feeney, comprises 80 commercial cows, 35 pedigree breeding females and 20-25 ET calves annually.

Bostonia sale

Niall Hynes, farm manager, told That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane:

“We target breeding markets with all our pedigree stock bulls and heifers.”

“On the commercial end, we keep our own replacements to sell top breeding weanlings and beef the remainder.”

Some stock put forward for Friday’s sale are AI-bred with lines including CF52, Pirate, LGL, Major, Goldstar Echo, Goldstar Hugo and Ocelo.

Meanwhile, some are by the herd’s team of stock bulls, including Roughan Nevers and Bostonia Jameson.

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Productive females

Niall continued: “We have two cow-heifers, five in-calf heifers, and the remainder are maiden heifers from 10-months-old+.”

“Heifers are grass-fed, are not pushed and bred from proven lines. Dams are fertile, milky and have a good calving ability.”

“From my point of view, I want a herd of productive females with good top-line legs and head being a must.”

“The Charolais breed has gone from strength to strength in recent years with Charolais cattle being the most sought after around pedigree and commercial sales rings.”

“Limousin is the most widely used breed on heifers in the beef industry, with commercial and pedigree heifers topping sales nationally and internationally,” he concluded.

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Vouchers and semen

  • Top priced heifer: €400 Smyths Daleside voucher;
  • Second-top price: €250 AB Ireland voucher;
  • Third-top price: x10 Bostonia Ringo straws from K Genetics.
  • Fourth top price: x10 Melvin Piper straws from K Genetics

More information

If you wish to bid at the sale, register with Thomas J Cox by phoning 087-2602909.

To contact Niall, phone 086-0586749. See a catalogue with details and photos for the sale via this link.

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