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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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2,600 sheep for 2-day Mayo Mule & Greyface Group at Ballinrobe Mart

The Mayo Mule & Greyface Group will host its annual two-day premier sale this Friday 18th and Saturday, August 19th, 2023, in Aurivo Mart, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, F31AY89.

The sale commences at 11.00 am sharp on both days with viewing from 9.00 am.

On offer over the two days will be 2,600 sheep, with 850 hoggets on Friday, and 1,750 lambs on Saturday.

Speaking to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for Mayo Mule and Greyface Group, said:

“The majority of lambs on offer on the day will be fit to breed this season, and there will also be a percentage of lambs available to be run over as hoggets for next season.”

“The Mayo Mule ewe has become more and more popular over the years. This is due to their great prolificacy, mothering ability hardiness, ease of care and an ability to produce quality lambs at a fast rate.”

“The Mayo Mule ewe is able to produce two good, even quality lambs a year. Many of our Mule ewe lambs at this sale are able to be bred in their first year.”

“These strong ewe lambs have a lambing percentage of 1.2 to 1.6, with this return in the first year your investment is well on the way to being recouped.

  1. Early maturity (breed as ewe lambs)
  2. Ease of management and adaptable to different production systems
  3. Excellent mothering instincts
  4. Excellent milking ability
  5. Prolificacy
    • Mature Ewe 1.8 — 2.0
    • Ewe Hoggets 1.6 — 1.8
    • Strong Ewe Lambs 1.2 — 1.5
  1. Hardiness, thriftiness, and longevity
  2. Can improve overall profitability
  3. Hybrid vigour
Repeat custom

The spokesperson continued: “We, as a group, have found that our repeat custom has been very strong, with customers coming back year on year to purchase our quality stock.”

“The price of this sale last year for lambs ranged from €120 – €160 for lambs presented at the sale, with a 100% clearance of lambs on the day.”

Nationwide delivery of stock purchased at the sale on Friday and Saturday can be arranged if required to any part of the country.

Bidding on the day at the ringside or via the Martbids app – Please register with the mart prior to the sale if you have not purchased previously from this mart.

For further details on Friday’s sale please contact:

  • Joe Scahill – 086-1577154;
  • David Prendergast – 087-1429618;
  • Tom Staunton – 087-2607883;
  • Oliver Cawley – 086-8923381.
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