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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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‘More customers than Hereford bulls’ with prices to €3,550 in Bandon

Hereford bulls sell to €3,550 at Bandon Mart 

Prices levelled at €3,000/head at the Irish Hereford Breed Society’s annual show and sale at Bandon Mart on April 13th, 2022.

According to a spokesperson for the breed society, cattle met with “hot demand” with “more customers than bulls”.

As a result, the sale generated a 100% clearance, with 50% of males changing hands for €3,000.

Top of the town at €3,550 was Hazel Grove Gladiator, who was also tapped out as reserve champion by show judge, Mr. Adrian Bateman, IHBS president.

Dermot Whelton of Hazel Grove Herefords, Skibbereen, bred the September-2020-born bull, which is by Pulham Powerhouse and bred from a Trillick Best dam.

The IBHS selected the €3,450 Skehanore Gleeful, property of Tom and Paddy Hickey, Ballydehob, Cork, as his sale champion.

This July-2020-born bull is by Freetown Peerless, who was crowned national Hereford champion 2021 and sired Skehanore Fruitful, who is currently standing in Dovea AI. Bred from an Allowdale Exceller dam, Gleeful has a five-star terminal index rating.


The Skehanore herd returned to the ring to offer Skehanore Genuine for sale at €3,450. Genuine, a June-2020-born bull, is by Freetown Peerless also and bred from a Balleen Plomber dam.

The first lot in the sale to sell was the second lot in the catalogue from Declan Murphy, Ballinhassig, Cork.


March-2020-born Arlinstown George 24th received the joint-third top price on the day when he went under the hammer at €3,350.

He is by Trillick George and a Drumberagh Kasper dam and carries four stars for both the replacement and terminal index.

Furthermore, there was also success for the Springvilla Hereford herd by the Roycroft family, Dunmanway, Cork.

Springvilla Brody, sired by Drumboy Jamie and bred from an Ocean Storm dam, sold for the joint-third top price of €3,550, respectively.

Clydapoll 1 Diego, bred by John Cronin, Mallow, Cork, was the final lot into the sales ring at Bandon Mart.

This polled bull, born in December-2020, is by Fabb 1 Northern Star and bred from a Netherhall 1 Oz Daffy dam.

The €3,250 bull boasts five stars for terminal index and four stars for both replacement index and milk.

Kilkenny Mart: Report 

The sale at Bandon Mart follows the society’s recent one in Kilkenny, where bulls reached €4,000 and bulls sold to an average of €3,000. You can read a report.

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