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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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Prices to £980 at lamb championships

Prices soared to £980 for a pair of Suffolk-sired ewe lambs at this year’s RUAS Beef and Lamb Championships.

Keith Corrigan, Ballinamallard also paid £960 for a pair of Dutch Spotted ewe lambs from Liam Campbell.

Alfie Murray oversaw placings in the lamb section at this year’s RUAS Beef and Lamb Championships.

He tapped out a “well-matched” pair of Beltex lambs from Andrew McCutcheon as his supreme champion, which was next in the price table.

These grossed £720 in the sales ring and will now be served up in McGraths Farm Shop, Annacloy.

In the reserve spot were a smart pair of Dutch Spotted from Liam Campbell. Derek Hempton, Gortin snapped these up for £640.

Leading the prices in the lamb ring were a pair of ewe lambs from Adam Donald.

Buyers will be in for a treat at Alfie Murray Butchers, Killyleagh as they parted with £700 to secure a pair of Badger Faced lambs from Clive Richardson, Lisnaskea.

lamb championships prices

  • Adam Donald £490 to Keith Corrigan, Ballinamallard
  • Liam Campbell £480 to Keith Corrigan, Ballinamallard
  • Andrew McCutcheon £360  to McGrath Farm Shop, Annacloy
  • A & C Richardson £350 to Alfie Murray Butchers, Killyleagh
  • Liam Campbell £320 to D Hempton, Gortin
  • Gary Beacom £310 to The Morning Star
  • D&A McCrea £300 to C Lagan, Derry
  • Ian Colville £250 to G McGerrigle, Donemana
  • Tommy Jackson £240  to Alfie Murray Butchers, Killyleagh
  • Alan Hempton £220  to Glenpark Estate, Omagh
  • Liam Campbell £210  to G Christie, Derry
  • D&A McCrea £210  to C Lagan, Derry
  • Liam Campbell £200  to G Christie, Derry
  • Kenneth Preston £200 to Glenpark Estate, Omagh
  • Jonathan McKelvey £200  to E Gould, Garvagh
  • Kenneth Preston £200  to Lee Bowden, Stewartstown
2021 event:

According to organisers, a “bumper” entry of lambs, calves and prime cattle attracted “an influx of” potential buyers to the Eikon Exhibition Centre at Balmoral.

“There was a fantastic feel-good atmosphere throughout the day. Competition right across the board was fierce. The very finest of Northern Ireland’s livestock competed in no less than 60 classes, placed by a team of four judges.”

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