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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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VIDEO: Holstein Friesian cow sells for over €1.82m

A Holstein Friesian cow and her package of pregnancies have sold for a whopping $1,925,000, which is the equivalent of just over €1.82m based on today’s (Friday, June 24th, 2022) currency conversion rates.

S-S-I Doc Have Not 8784, classified in her third lactation EX-94, EX-96 MS, came under the hammer at Duckett Holsteins’ Summer Selections Sale 2022 in the US on Saturday, June 11th, 2022.

Some in the industry have described the December-2017-born cow from Michael and Julie Duckett as “one of the best” Woodcrest King Doc daughters globally.

She has a Genomic Total Performance Index (GTPI) value of +2742 and a predicted transmitting ability (PTA) of +2.93 for type. Furthermore, S-S-I Doc Have Not 8784-ET directly traces back ten generations to Snow-N Denises Dellia EX-95.

Moreover, she recently calved in early April and already produced three offspring over +3035 GTPI.

Sale Catalogue
Screengrab from sales catalogue

Holstein Friesian cow

On the day, during the sale, the auctioneer – who requested an opening bid of $2m – said:

“This cow can produce sons for AI and can compete with the best cows in the world.”

As the cow passed the $1.5m mark, the auctioneer described this as “an iconic moment in the breed” and revealed that at least five people had bid for the record price-setter from $1m.

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She finally sold with her package of pregnancies and three offspring over +3035 GTPI to a partnership group comprising Tim & Sharyn, AOT Holsteins and Kings-Ransom Holsteins, with Mike & Julie Duckett retaining a share.

Furthermore, according to organisers, the sale – which had 121 live lots – grossed $3,603, 800 as Holstein Friesian entries levelled at $29,783.

Ahead of the sale, organisers described the sale as “nothing short of spectacular with lots on offer from some of the most iconic ladies” in the industry.

Video via Cowsmopolitan, Inc.

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