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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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250,000gns Poshspice’s first bull & heifer net £56,000

The first son and daughter of the world-famed 250,000gns Limousin, Wilodge Poshspice, who traces her roots back to an Irish dam, to be offered for sale, have sold in separate private deals for five-figure sums, amounting to £56,000.

On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023, Whinfellpark Limousins announced the sale of Whinfellpark Troy, a Gunnerfleet son, for £38,000 to the Harestone Limousin herd.

According to Whinfellpark Limousins, March 2022-born Troy, who carries two copies of the Q204X gene, was “a stand-out calf and was placed junior male champion at Stars of the Future”.

Meanwhile, according to the breeders, Poshspice’s first daughter, Whinfellpark Temptress, sold at the age of 8-months at £18,000 to the Miller Herd, in a sale confirmed in January of this year.

The Jalex ItAllGood daughter was also shown successfully at the Stars of the Future Calf Show in 2022, where she stood top of the line, despite being the youngest.

According to a statement from, Animal Breeding Europe, the first of the IVP embryos out of the 250,000gns Wilodge Posh Spice were collected by the firm in 2021.

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She produced 16 oocytes and the firm’s IVP lab team split these between two bulls, through its IVP system. These developed into 10 embryos, two of which were Troy and Temptation, the statement adds.

World record price

In January 2021, a then 14-month-old Wilodge Poshspice set a new record-breaking price for the Limousin breed when she changed hands for 250,000gns at Borderway Mart.

The world record price holder is an embryo daughter of the renowned Co. Meath-bred Limousin cow, Millbrook Ginger Spice, by the prolific Wilodge Vantastic and out of Millbrook Baby.

A “combination of stunning visual appeal and a pedigree packed full of breeding lines” sealed the deal for joint purchasers, Charlie Boden of the Sportmans herd based at Mellor Hall Farms, Stockport in partnership with Allan Jenkinson of the Whinfellpark herd based at Clifton Moor, Penrith.

As well as a new Limousin record, the 250,000gns price tag was a new all-breeds UK and European world mark for a bovine animal eclipsing the 140,000gns paid for the Limousin bull, Trueman Jagger, in October 2015.

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