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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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Westmeath breeders’ weanling heifer tops Shorthorn sale at €4,000

According to the Irish Shorthorn Society, there was “strong” interest from buyers across the country and Northern Ireland at its premier sale on Saturday, November 20th, 2021.

Tommy Shryane of Rooskey Shorthorns, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon, officiated as judge of the society’s sale.

Shorthorn premier sale

In a statement to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for the society provided the following information.

Leading the charge at €4,000 at Roscommon Mart was January-2021-born heifer Ballinliig Dolly Ella (RO)(P) from Terry and Amelda Middleton, Moate, Co. Westmeath.

She has a replacement index of €139. She is from Clonina Explorer 300 (RO)(P) and Ballinlig Molly Dolly (RO), by Waukaru Coppertop 464.

The reserve champion female – Glannaven Flame (RW)(P), exhibited by Kieran Flatley, Kilkelly, Co. Mayo – went under the hammer at €3,900.

The December-2020-born is by Hussar of Upsall (P) and from the dam, Clashagad Daisy 2nd (RO), by Caramba Ultra Kelt K187 (RO). She sold with a replacement index of €165.

Reserve Female Champion Glannaven Flame With Aidrian Flatley And Judge Tommy Shyrane
Reserve Female Champion Glannaven Flame With Adrian Flatley And judge, Tommy Shyrane
Other notable prices 

Finding a new owner at €3,700 was champion female, Ardclay Ms Kiki Fancy 2 (RLW) from Laurence Murphy, Tullow, Carlow.

The January 1st, 2020-born maiden heifer is by Eiomor Ideal 50p and from the dam, Cairnsmore Kikki Fancy Trisha, who is sired by Podehole Edmond (H).

Champion Female Ardlay Ms Kiki Fancy 2 With Owner Conor Murphy And Judge Tommy Shyrane

At €2,750 was Erne Me Me (RLW) (h), a January-2020-born heifer due on June 25th, 2021, to junior stockbull.

Patrick Brady, from Loughduff, Cavan, who bred the heifer, described her as being “very correct” and a “great addition to any herd; backed with a pedigree to match”.

Incalf Heifer Eirn Me Me Ovner Patrick Brady With Judge Tommy Shryane Sold For 2750

Anthony Dockery, Elphin, Co. Roscommon, took home €2,200 for his reserve champion bull, Rockville Bean 500 (RO)(P). According to the society, this February-2021-born bull was the highest-priced male on the day.

He has a replacement index of €137 and is by Rockville Clohessy Dice RLW and from the dam, Drimna Dainty, a 16-year-old cow who is from Dovea Sir James 2nd.

Reserve Male Champion Rockville Bean 500 With Owner Anthony Dockery

The champion bull – Jackie Joker 2nd (RLW) exhibited by John Heneghan, Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon – which changed hands for €2000.

The April-2020-born male is by Sliabhbhui Prince 2nd and from the dam, Rockville Nora 8th (R) who is sired by Bushypark Enda 4th.

Champion Male Jackie Joker 2nd Owner John Heneghan With Judge Tommy Shyrane

Summary from the society:
  • 2 in-calf heifers – avg €2,800
  • 12 maiden heifers – avg €2,596
  • 5 2020-born bulls – avg €1,710
  • 1 2021-born bull – €2,200
  • 15 weanling heifers – avg €2,327;
  • Total sold on the day:  35.

Images: Swarber Photography

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