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Catherina Cunnane
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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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Videos: McGreal’s heifer sweeps the boards in €1,000 Breeding Heifer of the Year Class

Seanie McGreal’s Limousin-cross-Simmental heifer proved to be unbeatable in yet another breeding heifer class on the show circuit on Sunday, October 1st, 2023.

The Norman Inventor daughter, out of a Simmental-cross dam, clinched the prestigious Glenamaddy Show €1,000 Breeding Heifer of the Future title, sponsored by Wynnes Feeds, at the event.

Standing next to her was an entry from Mikey Brady, Castlerea, Co Roscommon, who secured the overall commercial championship (for classes 1-9 inclusive) earlier this day, as reported by in this news article.

She was followed by an entry from Sinead and Ciara McKeon, Ballinalee, Co Longford, in third.

The fourth-prize winner in this class came from the Mulligan family, from Creggs in Co Galway, while the next in line to her was Sinead and Ciara McKeon’s second entry in this class, followed by Charlene Nohilly’s, Tuam, Co Galway, heifer.

The competition offered €500 in prize money for the red rosette winner, with €250 for 2nd, €125 for 3rd, €75 for 4th and €50 for 5th.

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The class was open to continental-cross heifers suitable to breed a show-type calf and entries must have no more than two permanent teeth.

It was one of two €1,000 prize money classes at the show, with the sum matched by the class prior, number 11 – Glenamaddy Show €1,000 heifer calf of the future, sponsored by Grennans.


Commercial championship

Counties Roscommon and Limerick rose to the top in the overall commercial championship at Glenamaddy Agricultural Show on Sunday, October 1st, which, overall, in the cattle section, saw a turnout of circa 170 entries.

The commercial section comprised a total of nine classes with competitors travelling from various counties including Roscommon, Galway, Mayo, Cork, Donegal, Longford, Limerick, Sligo and Westmeath.

In class 1, best bull calf born after 01-01-2023 under 450kgs, sponsored by Roches Feeds, Joe Davis from Williamstown, Co Galway clinched the red rosette.

In class 2, for the best heifer calf born after 01-01-2023 and under 400kgs, the Stevenson family, from Letterkenny in Co Donegal, stood first.

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