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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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Barnett’s champion leads Blue Texel sale at €2,600

Blue Texel Sheep Sale

Clive and Sandra Barnett’s March-born lamb, Valleyview Greyson, topped the Irish Blue Texel Society’s sale at €2,600 in recent weeks.

Ian Lammie, Cairnrock Blue Texels from Scotland, who officiated as judge for the sale in Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday, August 20th, 2022, tapped out the Beili Euphoric son, out of a Derg ewe, as his overall champion.

At €1,750, the second highest-priced male of the day also came from the Barnett’s farm in Raphoe, Co. Donegal in the form of Valleyview Griffith, again by Euphoric.

The reserve champion male bred by Martin McLaughlin, Co. Donegal was lot 73, Cashelview Garrison. Another lamb by Beili Euphoric, he changed hands at €1,000.

The reserve overall champion and female champion Blue Texel went to Nigel Hogan’s Diamond flock, with his ewe lamb by Stockram Derg Flintstone, which sold for €1,000.


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At the same price tag was from the farm of father-and-daughter-duo, Francis and Jennifer Donohoe and their Johnstown flock in Co. Westmeath.

This February-born ewe lamb by Cleenagh Dominator had earlier been tapped out as reserve female champion.


Then, the first prize-winning shearling ram silverware went to Declan Mccaffrey’s Cracking flock.

By the now “well-proven” Carly’s Blues Captain, out of an imported ewe, Cracking FreddieDodge, this entry found a new owner at €920. Meanwhile, a son of his, Cracking Goldrush, changed hands for €940 on the day.

Shearing ram

Lot 57, Swifts Golddust, a full brother to last year’s sale, Topper Swifts  Fantasy, who sold to a UK buyer at €3,000, was snapped up by Frank Buckley, Co Cork, for €1,250.


In the Dassenkop section, the overall champion and reserve overall silverware went to two full sisters, Powerful GoGo girl and Powerful Gorgeous.

These two ewe lambs changed hands for €1,900 and €1,500.

Other prize winners in the Dassenkop section:

Shearling rams:

  • 1st: Malcolm and Hilary Workman;
  • 2nd: Malcolm and Hilary Workman.

Ram lambs:

  • 1st: James Higgins
  • 2nd: Andrew Lucas


  • Male champion Dassenkop: James Higgins, Co Mayo with Hurricane Gingerbread Man
  • Reserve male champion: Andrew Lucas with Barnstone Guinness
Dassenkop overall champions

Upcoming sales:

The next society sale will take place in Athenry on Saturday, September 17th, followed by Carnew on Friday, September 30th (evening sale).

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