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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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GVM Group seeking candidate with ‘potential to possibly graduate to livestock auctioneering’

GVM Group is recruiting for the position of a full-time permanent residential sales negotiator/value/livestock salesperson in Kilmallock, Co Limerick.

Golden Vale Co-operative Mart was established in 1956 as a co-operative society and opened its first livestock mart in Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, in 1958.

It has developed into a diversified group, encompassing livestock marts, property auctioneering, property investment/development and renewable energy.

For this role, you must have knowledge of the property and livestock mart sectors, an ability to progress, and, in time, prepare well-written valuation reports with relevant rationale and good computer and writing skills.

Core responsibilities for this post include covering viewings for residential sales, assisting senior negotiators and valuers to research and prepare commercial and residential valuation reports and assisting in the group’s livestock sales division with “potential to possibly graduate to livestock auctioneering”.

GVM Group, has, in the job listing, stated, that training and assistance will be provided in this regard.

Candidates may have a relevant degree (desirable but not essential) and be a member or associate member of IPAV, with REV qualification of the SCSI/RICS (desirable but not essential).

They must have the ability to reliably commute or plan to relocate before commencing employment.

In terms of working hours, the schedule is from Monday to Friday with weekend availability, and the salary scale ranges from €25,000 to €40,000 per annum.

Plunkett award for mart group’s ‘iconic’ figure

In related news, last year, That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane, reported that Clement (Clem) McAuliffe, Golden Vale Mart, has received The Plunkett Award for Co-operative Endeavour.

The Lisheen, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, has been recognised for his “exceptional, lifelong” contribution to the Irish co-operative movement and his local Golden Vale Mart Co-operative Society.

He was elected onto the first committee of the society on its inception in 1955, at the age of 21 and served with “distinction” in the intervening years.

The committee, at that time, secured a site in Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, raised the necessary share capital, built a mart and held its first sale in June 1958.

On the passing away of his father in 1949, a then 15-year-old Clement took on the running of the farm, together with his mother, to create a successful mainly dairy enterprise.

Becoming involved in the direction of GVM in his twenties, he served in a voluntary capacity on the board of GVM from 1956 until his retirement in 2005.

As a board member, he played a “critical” role in guiding the society towards many opportunities and through occasional challenges.

This included “steadying the ship” when the group’s meat factory business had problems in the 1970s.

He rarely misses the weekly sales at Kilmallock Mart, where his son and namesake is now also on the Kilmallock advisory committee.

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