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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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€8,500 Chocolat daughter tops Tateetra and Rathmore’s annual sale

Prices soared to €8,500 at Tateetra and Rathmore Farms’ fourth annual sale, which the farm held in conjunction with Carnaross Mart on Friday, September 23rd, 2022.

That is according to farm manager, John Kingham, who reported that the November-2021-born four-star Chocolat D Ochamps daughter, out of a Kilcombe Matilda ET dam, topped the sale.

Hot on her heels was another weanling heifer at €5,600, a 390kg Charolais-cross-Limousin, born in January-2022, by Culla Oscar 3 and a Limousin-cross-Belgian-Blue-cross dam.

Meanwhile, an October-2021-born Charolais-cross-Limousin entry out of Culla NSO (ET) and a Limousin-cross-Charolais changed hands for €4,000.

At €3,900 was a March-2022-born Simmental-cross-Limousin-cross out of Thornford Lenny and a Limousin-cross-Simmental.

Then, a Copperdoor Major daughter, born in January and out of a Charolais-cross-Limousin-cross dam, found a new owner at €3,650.

At €3,000 was a November-2021-born Creaga Nord (RO) (P) daughter out of a Belgian-Blue-cross-Limousin-cross dam.

Snapping up €3,000 was another Culla NSO (ET) daughter, born in October 2021 and out of a Charolais-cross-Simmental-cross dam.

€2,750 was the price of a November-2021-born Limousin-cross-Charolais-cross out of Ardlea Nemo and a Charolais-cross dam.

“7 lots changed hands from €3000 to €4,000, while a further 11 lots made from €2000 to €3000 and 26 lots fell into the €1500 to €2000 price bracket.”

“Our haltered heifers achieved an average of €2,400,” he added.

Weanling/yearling bull prices

Leading the male section at €3,800 was a 625kg January-2022-born Copperdoor Major son, out of a Milbrook Dartangan ET daughter. According to the sales catalogue, he has 12.5% Belgian Blue blood, 75% Limousin influence, 9.38% Hereford and 3.13% unknown.

At €2,580 was the 380kg December-2021-born Chocolat D’Ochamps son, out of a Hazard VD Pannemeers cow.

According to the sales catalogue, the pedigree Belgian Blue has a 5-star terminal index and a 4-star replacement rating.

Going under the hammer at €2,000 was a Lodge Hamlet son, born in January of this year, out of a Charolais-cross Cow. According to the catalogue, he has 50% Limousin blood, 37.5% Charolais influence and 12.5% Holstein.

Kingham commented: “Our bull calves averaged €1690. 2022-born lots levelled at €1,300, while 2021-born lots averaged €1,590.”

“A total of 20 lots were exported on the night. We would like to sincerely thank all who purchased and bid on our heifers and bulls, and we wish you the best of luck with them.”

“Also, we would like to thank all our sponsors and suppliers throughout the year for their continued support.”

“To Padraic & all at Carnaross Mart for a super job and to all who helped out in any way with our sale and to the team here at Tateetra.”

“We had 100% clearance and a top price of €8,500 with an overall average of €1,470, with breed averages outlined below.”

  • BBX / 10 lots / €2102 / €6.30 per kg;
  • CHX / 22 lots / €1687 / €4.22 per kg;
  • AAX / 1 lot / €1500 / €4.83 per kg;
  • SHX / 8 lots / €1337 / €3.34 per kg;
  • SIX / 23 lots/ €1351 / €3.83 per kg;
  • LMX / 109 lots / €1358 / €3.64 per kg.

Read a report from last year’s sale.

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