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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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VIDEO: Co. Derry breeder secures 42,000gns for Limousin bull at Carlisle

Leading the charge at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s sale at Carlisle on Saturday, February 20th, 2021, at 42,000gns, was Pointhouse Paul, property of Michael Diamond.

The Garvagh, Co. Derry native travelled across the waters to Borderway Mart with his September-2019-born embryo calf, a Goldies Jackpot son.

Paul, has an impressive stack in his pedigree featuring Ampertaine, Wilodge and Sarkley. His dam, Pointhouse Jewel, a home-bred cow, was tapped out as the junior champion of the 2015 Balmoral show.

Displaying two sets of the F94L myostatin gene, the homozygous horned bull is also in the top 10% of the breed, obtaining a beef value of 48.

According to the sales catalogue, the full ET brother to Pointhouse Paul has “great figures, style, length and muscle”.

He now calls Cullompton, Devon home with Michael and Melanie Alford of the Foxhillfarm herd.

Meanwhile, September-2019-born Pointhouse Pat, with “ a great top along with a serious set of plates”, went under the hammer for 8,500gns at the sale. The two full brothers, presented for sale by Diamond, sold to an average of 25,250gns.

Trueman Limousins 

Fellow Northern Irish breeders, Henry Savage & Sons, Newry secured 10,000gns for their entry, Trueman Piccolo, out of Telfers Munster and Trueman Foxtrot. According to the sales catalogue, Piccolo is one of the first sons to be sold from Telfers Munster.

Piccolo’s full sister, Pixie, sold for 17,100gns at 11-months-old. The breeders said: “Piccolo was a very small calf born, which is typical of Telfer Munster’s progeny. Trueman Foxtrot, dam, is one of the best females in the herd with outstanding milking ability.”

“Her progeny includes Trueman Lute, overall inter-breed champion at Balmoral in 2017, and Trueman Newtown, reserve overall champion in Carlisle in May 2019. Piccolo is one of the best bulls the herd has bred.”

In a brief statement following the sale, a spokesperson for NI Limousin Club said: “What a day for Northern Irish breeders at Borderway Mart, Carlisle.”

“The NILCC would like to congratulate breeder M&K Diamond and Henry Savage & Sons on their terrific sale of Bulls today at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s Spring Sale in Carlisle.”

  • 69 bulls – £81,18.48 (+1,454.48 on 2020);
  • 38 females – £3,163.82 (+706.82).

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