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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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VID: €16,200 Clare-bred Nebraska settling in on Scottish soil

The €16,200 Coose Nebraska P “took his first taste of Scottish grass” last week after being acquired by the renowned Auchorachan Simmental herd from a Clare-based farm earlier this spring.

The bull, bred by John Tuohny, Whitegate, Co Clare, headlined the Irish Simmental Cattle Society’s premier show and sale in Roscommon Mart on Saturday, March 25th, 2023, and was tapped out as John Hazelton’s (judge) senior champion of choice.

This August 2021-born bull, which was lot number 2 on the day, is out of a homebred sire, Coose Lincoln ET, who was sold privately to the famed Islavale Simmental herd and has already bred calves to 6,500gns, and a homebred, Curaheen Evolution P dam, Coose Lauren P.

Breeder’s description

The breeder has described the Nebraska P as a “big, powerful, heterozygous polled bull”.

“His dam is a first-calver with an abundance of milk. His grand-dam, Seafort Dolly, is one of the top cows in the herd, with her first calf selling for €5,800 to Overhill House Herd at 8-months-old.”

“Nebraska is a very well-balanced bull with a super head and full of character who is sure to breed. He has all the figures to match. He is tested to AI standard, coming from a high health status herd.”

According to his latest ICBF genetic evaluation, he has a replacement index of €156, with a four-star rating within the breed and five stars across the breed, a terminal index of €110, with a five-star rating within the breed and four stars across and a DBI of €80, with five-stars within the breed and three-stars across.

He has an expected calving difficulty figure of 8.2% on beef heifers, with 38% reliability, and 3.3% on beef cows, with 65% reliability.

Purchaser comments

M & R Durno & Sons from Banffshire, Scotland, purchased the then 19-month-old Simmental bull via LSL Auctions’ online platform.

Commenting after the sale, Michael said, he was “extremely pleased at having secured the bull”.

Michael says that “he ticks all the boxes and has a great pedigree”.

“Plus, he has the added advantage in the fact that he is heterozygous polled,” he concluded.

Continued success

Coose Livestock’s draft sale in late 2022 saw all eleven of its offerings find new homes, with prices from €4,000 to €11,400, respectively.

  • Coose Merle P €11400 to Kilmore Simmentals;
  • Coose Nia P €10000 to Fallhills Simmentals;
  • Coose Negotiator PP €9600 to Drumsleed and Boswell \Simmentals & Team Simmentals;
  • Coose Nijinsky P €8000 to the Fox Family;
  • Coose New York P €7500 to the Aherne Family;
  • Coose Nelson P €5000 to Auchorachan Simmentals
  • Coose Nessa €4900 to Richard Petit;
  • Coose Nicole €4000 to Treverbyn Simmentals.

Previously, That’s Farming created a quiz on Coose Jericho P, who also hails from t his herd.

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