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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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Farming couple whose daughter made recovery from life-threatening condition to fundraise

A farming couple in Northern Ireland 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”.

NI Beef Shorthorn Club event

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.

80 in-calf heifers for Pomeroy Mart

Meanwhile, elsewhere in Northern Ireland, 80 “top-notch” in-calf heifers from Brackenhill Farm, Pomeroy, will go under the hammer tomorrow.

Renowned auctioneer, Richard Beattie, will conduct the sale at Pomeroy Mart on Friday evening, August 27th, at 7 pm.

All 80 heifers are due from the date of sale onwards and are carrying to either:
• Elderberry Galahad (EBY ) or:
• The Loughran’s “highly regarded” Limousin stock bull.

Brackenhill Farm, Pomeroy, Northern Ireland, has “pulled out all the stops to ensure farmers can buy with confidence at the sale”.

Read more about this sale.

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