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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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Record male price of €3,500 at Moyside/Croghan club sale

Shorthorn prices: Tops of €3,500 at Moyside/Croghan club sale

Moyside/Croghan Shorthorn Breeders’ Club Sale set a new record male price at its annual spring sale of pedigree registered and non-registered breeding stock at Elphin Mart on Monday evening (April 4th, 2022).

Topping the trade on the night at €3,500 was Walshestown Cian, property of Mr Oliver Brennan. 13-month-old 500kg Cian (lot 107A) is by DRS Super Mario and out of a granddaughter of Creaga Dice.

The second-highest price in the male category went to lot 105B, the property of Michael and Dan McKeon.

At €2,000 was 550kg Moygara Invincinebull, by stockbull, Coxhill Karl, and dam, Carrarock Sandy, a daughter of Sprys Patent Ace.

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Shorthorn cattle prices 

A club spokesperson told That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane, that overall, there was a 50% clearance in the male section and entries levelled at €1,650.

They explained that males “proved a harder sell, but achieved some good prices”.

Meanwhile, “a full house in ring two witnessed a very lively trade with a special interest shown in the females resulting in a 90% clearance”.

Maiden and yearling heifers

In the maiden heifers (born in 2020), Mr Patrick Hehir secured €2,250 and €2,200 for lot numbers 82A and 82B, respectively.

These are twin heifers by Hussar of Upsall and an Alta Cedar Perfect Storm dam.

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He also achieved the top price of €2,100 in the 2021-born heifer category with lot number 83B. Ardnaskea Ruby is by Hussar of Upsall and out of a Bushypark Enda 4th dam.

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In-calf females

The top price in this category came in the form of the €2,550 Creaga Razzle Dazzle.

Lot number 78B, by Creaga Nord and a Winalot Rodney dam, the property of Noel and Lisa Dowd sold in-calf scanned seven months, carrying a heifer calf.

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The next best was lot number 75B, a November-2017 born cow, the property of Mr Albert Oldfield.

The hammer fell at €2,400 for this Castletroy Bertie daughter, scanned eight months in-calf to a pedigree Shorthorn stockbull.

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Meanwhile, according to the club spokesperson, the commercial section recorded a full clearance with a top price of €1,540.

Top of the town in this category was the April-2021-born lot number 117A, property of Mr Adrian Flatley of Glann Shorthorns.

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Concluding, the spokesperson told this publication:

“The Moyside and Croghan Shorthorn Clubs wish to thank the management and staff of Elphin Mart and our auctioneer, Mr Tom Cox. A special thanks to all our sellers and buyers who made our sale a success.”

“The Moyside Club meets regularly in the Yeats County Inn in Curry, Co. Sligo. New members are always welcome – contact 086-6010633.”

“The Croghan Club meets regularly in the Carrack Showgrounds in Carrick-on-Shannon Co Leitrim. New members are always welcome – Contact 087-9319885,” the spokesperson concluded.

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