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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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‘Win this Hereford Heifer’ raffle 2022 launches

Next-Gen Herefords is raffling a Hereford heifer to raise funds for the club to organise and host events and activities for young people to become involved.

The first prize in the raffle is a yearling heifer, Droumdaniel Biddy 1082, an August-2021-born Brocca Kieran daughter. The Lynch family in Bantry Bay have bred and donated the yearling female.

Hereford heifer 

In a statement, a spokesperson said:

“Bred & donated by the Lynch family in Bantry Bay – Next Gen Herefords are delighted to have such a smashing heifer to put forward for the raffle.”

“We know she will make either a worthy addition to an existing herd or make a great foundation for a start-up herd.”

Second and third prize

The second prize is an embryo from the famous Balleen line as kindly sponsored by Tom Brennan, Balleen Herefords, Kilkenny.

Lastly, the third prize is a €150 voucher for FIRE and Steakhouse Restaurant as kindly sponsored by Irish Hereford Prime.

Continuing, the spokesperson said:

“All profits after raffle expenses will go towards the running of events such as young handler workshops, young breeder competitions, summer shows, industry visits and general activities and tours for young people to get involved in from all ages and backgrounds.”

“This will be a big boost to the club. It will be a help towards promoting young people involved in farming and those who wish to get involved.”

Tickets and draw date

Tickets are €10 each or 3 for €25 and are available both online from the IHBS office or any of the Next Gen Herefords Committee members.

The draw will take place on Friday, November 18th, 2022, in GVM Tullamore.

Hypotrichosis Testing

Earlier this week, we reported that the Irish Hereford Breed Society has introduced new rules around Hypotrichosis testing.

As of October 2022, all entries in both spring and autumn premier Hereford sales must be HYF.

The society has issued documentation regarding the genetic defect and new testing requirements to breeders in recent weeks.

Read more on this news story.

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