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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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The official guide to being a cattle dealer

  • Swanky attire – chequered shirt, jeans, Chelsea boots, a shirt/blouse, cap and a quilted jacket;
  • A stick;
  • Transport – Lorry and drag or jeep and trailer;
  • A cheque book and collection pen;
  • A gang of fellow dealers;
  • A mobile office – All paperwork and passports are stored in the front of the lorry/jeep;
  • Rosettes – Rosettes must hang from your jeep’s/lorry’s rear-view mirror;
  • Marts – You must attend livestock marts up to six days per week;
  • You must not deal on Sundays – Money or cattle must not exchange hands, but you may view potential purchases, as long as price is not mentioned.
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