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Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-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 company in 2015.
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Beef Shorthorns sell to 3,000gns at Dungannon Mart

Bidders meant business at the native breeds sale held at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart, with Beef Shorthorn bulls and females selling at “solid“ returns.

Hitting the top call of 3,000 guineas was an eye-catching Hussar of Upsalle son, presented by D&E McNulty. This quality roan two-year-old was snapped up by C Warnock, Newmills.

Also in the money was Stephen Millar who secured 2,700 guineas for his July-2019-born Elliot Matrix son. He travels to Newtownstewart with purchaser, David Wauchob.

Females

There was also “spirited” bidding for the select offering of Beef Shorthorn females.

Croft Noreen caught M Coburn’s eye (Banbridge), who forked out 2600 guineas to secure her. Richard Henderson acquired this “smart” roan heifer out of stock bull, Tullyjac Lightning.

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Females peaked at 2,600 guineas paid for this served heifer from Richard Henderson.
Photo: Alfie Shaw

The same willing seller also parted with Croft Nuala for 2,100 guineas and Phil Evans, Dungannon, bought this maiden heifer.

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Maiden Beef Shorthorn heifers were in demand reaching 2100 guineas paid for Croft Nuala presented by Richard Henderson
Photo: Alfie Shaw

Also pushing up to the 2,100 guineas mark was a choice maiden from Percy Lindsay. Phil Evans purchased this Alta Cedar Lads Legacy daughter.

Percy Lindsay realised 2100 guineas for his yearling Beef Shorthorn heifer at the Native Breeds Sale held at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart.
Image credit: Alfie Shaw

‘A popular choice’

In a statement, a spokesperson for NI Beef Shorthorn Club, said: “Beef Shorthorn cattle continue to be a popular choice both as a suckler cow, and a producer of easy fleshing beef cattle that are in demand over the counter.”

Jalex Select Sale

Meanwhile, 200 lots are catalogued for the Jalex Select auction, which will take place on Saturday, April 24th, 2021.

James and Nelson Alexander will hold the sale at their farm in 88 Gloverstown Road, Randalstown, Northern Ireland.

James explained, “We have some very special heifers included in this sale, but we have something for absolutely everyone with heifers to suit all price ranges.“

Reinforcing this, James explained, “We have some very special heifers included in this sale, but we have something for absolutely everyone with heifers to suit all price ranges.”

As well as ringside bidding, you can purchase cattle using the MartEye sales platform.

You can find more information here.

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