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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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100 in-calf heifers for ‘Corries Leading Ladies’

100 in-calf commercial heifers are catalogued for the Corries Leading Ladies Sale at Ballymena Mart next month.

The sale will take place on Wednesday evening, November 3rd, 2021, at 7.30 pm.

Corries Leading Ladies Sale 

The sale organisers, Will and Gareth Corrie, told That’s Farming:

“The Leading Ladies Sale is always a firm favourite with commercial suckler farmers. The repeat customers that return each year is the backbone of our success.”

“We look forward to welcoming regular and new customers to our Leading Ladies Sale and have confidence that there is something for everyone at the auction.”

“We have the type of heifers to select from that we would keep ourselves. When we are pairing bulls for service, easy calving and fleshing are very much at the forefront of our decision making.”

All heifers will be eligible for export to UK and ROI.

For enquiries, contact Gareth 07815069344.

Roan heifer competition

Air Ambulance NI Agribusiness group has launched a competition to win a roan heifer from the renowned Jalex herd.

The charity has partnered with Culchie Comps that provides the online competition platform, and manages all competition entries.

Organisers will announce the competition’s winner on October 30th, 2021, at a live draw at Jalex Farm in Randalstown.

In a spokesperson, a spokesperson said: “The beautiful heifer is a Limousin-cross and weighs approximately 570kgs.”

Libby Clarke has championed the competition on behalf of Air Ambulance NI’s Agribusiness group.

She said: “The brand name Jalex has become synonymous with quality, so we know this will be an attractive prize for the farming community.”

“The air ambulance charity is a cause that people want and need to support given the service is called upon for farming or agricultural incidents on average once every week.”

She explained why organisers selected ‘Hope’ as the animal’s name.

She said it is “fitting in so many ways”:

  • It follows on from the agribusiness group’s ‘Auction of Hope’held in April of this year;
  • This fundraiser gives ‘hope’ to future patients.

“With entries at just £10 each or six for £50, we hope people will dig deep to be in with a chance and keep the helicopter flying,” she added.

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