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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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The ‘best bull’ the Jalex Herd has ‘ever bred’ is heading to the sales ring

The multi-award-winning Limousin, Jalex Transform, born in May 2022, by the famed £16,000 Plumtree Fantastic son, Huntershall Nutcracker, is set to come under the hammer later this month.

He is catalogued for the on-farm Jalex Select Sale, taking place at Gloverstown Road, Randalstown, Co. Antrim on August 18th, 2023, at 7:30 pm in conjunction with MartEye.

Transform “offers the full package with a proven pedigree complemented by a glittering show season”, according to James Alexander.

He claims that the bull is “bred to perfection hailing from proven sire and dam lines” and he considers him to be the “best bull” he has “ever bred”.

Proven pedigree

Nutcracker is a proven show calf producer, and his dam, Brockhurst Oriana, is herself a fatstock champion several times over including champion at Bucks Show, reserve champion at Agri Expo and Champion Winter Stock Festival.

Oriana is from a line of fantastic breeding females from the Brockhurst herd. Her dam, Brockhurst Lucy, was champion at the Scottish Grand Prix and her grand-dam was a multiple champion and interbreed champion winning cow, including interbreed at the Yorkshire show.

According to James “Jalex Transform is bred to perfection, and with 1 NT821 and 1 Q204X genes, he should be an exciting prospect to breed calves for both the pedigree and commercial market”.

“Ordinarily, this bull would have travelled to Carlisle later in the season. However, work commitments on this busy farm have promoted the decision to offer Transform at the on-farm sale instead. Export can be arranged to UK and Ireland.”

Transform has chalked up an array of awards to include:

  • Balmoral Show – Junior, Male & Reserve Exhibitor bred Champion;
  • Ballymoney Show – Interbreed Champion and Limousin Champion;
  • Ballymena Show – Champion Limousin & Interbreed Champion;
  • Antrim Show – Supreme, Intermediate & Male Champion at NI Limousin Club’s National Show;
  • Antrim Show – Bull Stakes 2023 Interbreed Champion & Overall Interbreed Champion;
  • Clogher Show – NISA Junior Bull of the Year Champion 2023.

Pre-sale viewing is welcome by contacting James on 07816775501.

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