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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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Emerald Holsteins’ ‘Cream of the Crop’ young stock sale this weekend

Kilmallock Mart will host Emerald Holsteins’ ‘Cream of the Crop’ young stock sale on Saturday, July 31st.

The mart will stage the sale in conjunction with Taaffe Auctions on behalf of Donal & Kathleen Neville, Croagh, Co. Limerick.

‘Cream of the Crop’ young stock sale

The Nevilles told That’s Farming:

“In recent years, the herd has enjoyed a lot of success, reaching new heights never achieved before.”

“In 2018, our dream of winning the Irish National Dairy Show in Millstreet was realised when Milliedale Dusk Rhapsody EX95 was crowned supreme champion.”

“Also, in 2019, the herd was featured in Holstein International for the first time. We have, in recent years, reached new heights in classification, with the herd currently housing 2 EX95 point cows and 2 EX94 point cows.”

“The herd has also been showing steady improvement all the time, not only for classification but also for index and milk production.”

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The sale will consist of the following: 
  • 20 PD in-calf and served heifers calving autumn 21/spring 22
  • 24 heifer calves born autumn-20/spring 21
  • 1 Sept-20-born deep pedigree breeding bull
  • (4 red & white calves and 10 Red Carriers *RC sell)
Sired by:
  • Doorman;
  • Haniko;
  • Chief, Sidekick;
  • King Doc;
  • Awesome Red;
  • Jordy-Red;
  • Dempsey;
  • Crushtime;
  • Unix;
  • Mogul;
  • Kenosha;
  • Casper;
  • Secretariat;
  • Apple-Crisp;
  • Denver;
  • Tatoo;
  • Pepper;
  • Shield-Red & Alex.
In-calf heifers served with sexed semen:
  • Hanans;
  • Handsome;
  • Mystic Crush;
  • Haniko;
  • Awesome-Red;
  • King Doc;
  • King Royal;
  • Hurricane, Syracuse & Casper (conventional).

Protein on dams to 3.79% and EBI  to €220

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The sale includes top cow families:
  • Peak Goldwyn Rhapsody;
  • Hallow Advent Twizzle 3;
  • Tri-Day Ashlyn;
  • Croagh Storm Finley;
  • Sterndale Shottle Papoose;
  • Krull Broker Elegance;
  • Scientific Debutante Rae;
  • Windy-Knoll View Promis;
  • Quality Fran;
  • Laurie Sheik;
  • Frost (Karona);
  • Langacres Jed Elizabeth;
  • Cove-Vally Wonders Wish;
  • Startmore Chanel;
  • Emerald Talent Sue(Coolrue);
  • Butterfly(Monamore/Grove).
Top picks

2 daughters from National Dairy Show Champion Milsteet 2018 sell. The sale has many highlights, including a rare opportunity to purchase a direct daughter of Milliedale Dusk Rhapsody EX95 (14th Generation EX classified dams).

Feb-20-born ‘Stantons Chief’ daughter sells in calf to sexed semen to top sire ‘Seimers EXC Hannas’.

Also selling from Rhapsody is November-born ‘Col DG Crushtime’ daughter. A granddaughter of Milliedale Dusk Rhapsody sold recently for 19,500 gns in the UK.

2 granddaughters of Rhapsody will also go for sale from ‘Emerald Lambda Rhapsody VG89-3YR’.

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Emerald DG Crush Rhapsody
Other highlights

3 granddaughters of ‘Hallow Attwood Twizzle EX94’ are also offered for sale. Her full sister won her class at the All-European Show 2016 and was supreme champion Italian National Show 2016.

Granddaughter of ‘Sterndale Shottle Papoose’ (1st 5Yr Old UK Dairy Expo 2012).

Further information

Sale starts at 12 noon. Online bidding customers wishing to avail of online bidding must register to bid before the sale day with Kilmallock Mart on the Livestock Live (LSL) platform.

All sale animals: 30 day TB export tested. Export vet in attendance; immediate export on sale day.

Emerald Crushtime Twizzle
Emerald Crushtime Twizzle

All entries are genomically tested and parentage verified. Dams of animals for sale range from GP84-YR to EX95 in classification.

Furthermore, all dams have been milk recorded, and everything offered for sale is sired by AI.

See catalogue.

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