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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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Jalex Herd to host its first ever-timed select heifer sale

In a twist on the usual auction format, the Jalex Herd has announced details of its first-ever timed heifer sale.

The Jalex Select 3 Sale will take place on Friday, September 17th and close on Monday, September 20th.

Jalex timed heifer sale

James Alexander will present 65 of the “very best quality heifers that the Jalex team have in our in-calf heifer enterprise” for sale.

The suckler and sheep farmer said there are “some beautiful coloured heifers sure to catch the eye” catalogued for sale.

A fully illustrated catalogue with data relating to each lot, including age, breed, service sire and sex of calf, if known, will be available in advance on

According to James Alexander, all stock – which he has described as “top-notch” commercial females – will be eligible for export to the UK and Ireland.

More information

For more details or to view the stock in advance, contact James Alexander: 07816775501 or Richard Beattie: 07984694616

NI Beef Shorthorn Charity BBQ and Fun Day

Meanwhile, elsewhere in Northern Ireland, a farming couple will play host to this year’s NI Beef Shorthorn Charity BBQ and Fun Day.

Rachel Jordan and her husband, Kingsley, will hold the event later this month to raise funds for Royal Hospital for Sick Children via their Helping Hands platform.

The Jordans know first-hand just how essential the work the doctors and nurses at the hospital carry out.

Their daughter, Grace, was in their care a number of years ago with a life-threatening condition.

She has now made a full and wonderful recovery and is a “beautiful and caring little girl who loves her Beef Shorthorn cattle”.

A spokesperson for the NI Beef Shorthorn Club, which Rachel is a committee member of, said:

“There will be plenty to see and do at this family-themed afternoon, with a bouncy castle, crafts, animal farm, music in addition to a delicious Beef Shorthorn BBQ and tasty desserts.”

“The afternoon will be topped off by a charity auction with several farming and non-agri items kindly donated.”

“The NI Beef Shorthorn Club are truly thankful to the Bank of Ireland, Moy Park and Slurrykat, who have offered financial support to ensure that the event is a huge success.”

“Also, thanks to all those in advance who have donated items for the auction or have pledged help in any way.”

The family fun day kicks off at 3 pm on Saturday 28th. It takes place at 123 Banbridge Road, Waringstown BT66 7RX.

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