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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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Photos: 22 in-calf heifers with ‘power, shape, size and style’ for Balla Mart

A special sale of in-calf heifers will take place at Aurivo, Balla Mart, Co Mayo, on Saturday, October 1st.

The local farmer’s consignment consists of 22 Limousin, Charolais, Belgian Blue and Blonde d’Aquitaine in-calf commercial breeding females.

In-calf heifer sale 

Speaking to That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane, ahead of the sale, the farmer said:

“The sale will take place in ring three after the cull cow sale, in conjunction with the mart’s general cattle sale.”

“These premium heifers range from 30-36 months and 650-750kgs. They have it all: power, shape, size, and style. I look for a nice stylish heifer overall with age on her side. They are all in-calf to proven top-quality AI bulls.”

“These include renowned Limousin bulls such as Elderberry Galahad – EBY, Ivor – LM2014, Loyal – LM4184 and Raffertys Immanuel – LM2010. Heifers will be scanned and will be accompanied with their scanning certificates on the day of the sale.”

“This is a sale not to be missed, and farmers should buy with confidence,” he added.

Ringside and online bidding – farmers can pre-register with Aurivo Balla Mart to bid virtually. MartBids. For further information or to organise an on-farm viewing, phone 086-7772068 after 6 pm – no texts or private numbers.

Balla Mart celebrating 50 years in business

Aurivo Livestock Mart Balla will host an array of special sales in October to celebrate 50 years in business, as follows:

  • Special bullock sale on Saturday, October 1st, 2022 – Nutrias will sponsor first and second prizes for any bullock over 600kgs (price per 100kgs) and first and second prizes for any bullock under 600kg (price per 100 kg);
  • Special heifer sale on Saturday, October 8th, 2022 – Nutrias will sponsor first and second prizes for any heifer over 550kgs (price per 100kg) and first and second prizes for any heifer under 500kgs (price per 100kgs);
  • Special weanling sale on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 – Irish Charolais Cattle Society will sponsor first and second prizes for the best Charolais bull calf per 100kg and first and second prizes for the best Charolais heifer calf per 100kg.

Read more in this news article.

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