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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnanehttps://www.thatsfarming.com/
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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Jalex stock rising to the top in sale and show rings

Whilst James Alexander may be busy planning for his next sale, he is delighted to learn of multiple success stories of how stock are performing for his buyers at shows and sales across the country.

With the suckled calf sales now in full swing. he could not be happier to see regular buyers coming out on top not only in the show classes but also in the sales ring.

Ballymena suckled calf sales saw Ivan Lynn and sons Conall, Dan and Liam make it a hat trick, winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings for both heifers and bullocks on their way to securing champion and reserve champion Limousin.

Their success story did not end there, with their top sales price of the day reaching £4000.

All of these calves are bred out of heifers and cows sourced at on farm sales held by James Alexander.

At Armoy, two new buyers, Ruairi McAuley and Fearghal McMullan, made it a clean sweep with their Limousin suckled calves laying claim to a number of prizes including champion and reserve.

Both of these producers purchased their first in calf heifers in 2022, and have been delighted how they have performed both in terms of ease of calving and also rearing calves of this quality.

Show circuit

For those that have been following the summer show circuit, you will have noticed two exceptional Limousin black commercial calves brought out by Fergal and Foncey Gormley and Ivan Lynn & Sons.

This pair of flashy calves are embryo progeny from a Jalex heifer hand-picked by Chris Johnston, Fivemiletown.

This pair have won an array of awards and Championships throughout the season including Champion and Reserve at the NI Limousin Club National Show at Antrim.

The bull calf brought out to perfection by the Gormley Brothers is out of Trueman Idol, and the Lynn’s heifer calf is out of Johnstown Samson who was bred by Chris Johnston also.

James comments

James Alexander told us: “We are absolutely thrilled to see how well our Jalex heifers are performing for our buyers near and far.”

“It really does mean a lot to us that the success story continues on farms right across the country.”

“The suckled calf sales have been packed full of stock from Jalex heifers and cows, and we have been so impressed with those that we have seen to date.”

The next opportunity to purchase Jalex in calf commercial heifers is just around the corner, with 150 lots catalogued for their on-farm Jalex Select auction on Saturday, October 21st, 2023.

The sale kicks off at 12 noon sharp, with James Little from Harrison and Hetherington in the rostrum. Online bidding will also be available on marteye.ie

Once again, there will be heifers to suit every suckler enterprise, and export can easily be arranged for UK and ROI buyers.

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