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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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Minister McConalogue launches Donegal Dexter Group’s second annual show & sale

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie Mc Conalogue, last week, attended the official launch of the Donegal Dexter Group’s second annual show and sale due to take place in Raphoe Mart on Friday, November 10th, 2023.

He was joined by the main sponsors of the Sale, Permanent TSB, Mulroy Vets & Mark McConnell- Agriculture Advisor.

According to organisers, so far, over 60 animals are entered for the sale, ranging from cows with calves at foot, heifers, in calf heifers, bulls and bullocks.

Kevin Pyke from Pyke and Pommes, Derry will be present at the event, cooking Donegal Dexter burgers.

In a statement to, a spokesperson for the group told Catherina Cunnane:

“The Donegal Dexter Group would like to thank the Minister for attending the launch, to the sponsors for all the support so far and to Ann Harkin of Raphoe Mart for hosting the show and sale for the second year.”

“The sale takes place on November 10th with public viewing from 5 -6pm and the sale starting at 6 pm.

For more information on the show and sale, visit the Donegal Dexter Cattle Group Facebook page.

Last year’s sale

Trade was “strong” at the Donegal Dexter Cattle Group’s inaugural show and sale at Raphoe Mart on Friday, November 18th, 2022.

The top price went to Desmond McFadden’s, lot 81, Screig Laura, with a bull calf at foot, and they sold for €1,800.

Close behind was Alywn Long’s first prize-winning stock bull, lot 3, Ballyboley Barney. Barney, the top-priced bull, sold to John Roarty, Glenties, for €1750.

Closely following in the bulls, Graham Moore’s bull, lot 4m Homeland Heath Juno, the sire of the butcher’s choice bullock, found a new home at €1650.

Patrick Carr’s junior bull, lot 6 Ballymacavanny Rua, secured a breeding home with Paul Farrell, Leitrim, at €960.

Read a full report via this link.

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