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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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Jalex: £23,000 Tiny Dancer is top of the town

The £23,000 Tiny Dancer heifer swept the boards when she came under the hammer at the Jalex Select Sale 1 on Saturday, April 29th, 2023, writes farming journalist, Catherina Cunnane.

Lot 10, which James Alexander himself described as “probably the best heifer we have ever offered for sale” ahead of yesterday’s sale, which took place in conjunction with Harrison and Hetherington and MartEye, is by Wilodge LJ herself and a Powerhouse Elite x Ronick Hawk dam.

The Limousin heifer was born in May 2020 and is due on 19-09-2023, with a bull calf, by either the AI bull, Norman Ely or the herd’s stock sire, Knockroghery Scat Daddy, “either of which should be an exciting cross”.

Alexander purchased the now in-calf heifer, which crossed the scales at 930kgs yesterday, when she was tapped out as reserve supreme champion at the Welsh Winter Fair back in 2021.

According to James: “She is stuffed full of the best pedigree breeding and has it all. She is as good as it gets”.

“This is as good of a heifer as I have ever seen. She is myostatin tested and carries two copies of the NT821 genes. She was flushed successfully one time to Anside Foreman and three of her eggs sell today after we sell her,” he said in the sales catalogue.

“If this is not a heifer to produce show calves, I am not sure what is,” he added.

At yesterday’s sale, 10 lots changed hands for over £6,000, while 19 made over the £5,000 mark and 39 exceeded the £4,000 price barrier, according to a spokesperson for H&H.

Other leading prices on the day included:
  • 12 – British Blue heifer – £12,500;
  • 11 – Limousin in-calf heifer – £8,500;
  • 51 – Limousin in-calf heifer – £8,000;
  • 140 – Limousin in-calf heifer- £7,500;
  • 52 – British Blue in-calf heifer – £6,500;
  • 56 – British Blue in-calf heifer – £6,200.

Sale averages:

  • 172 in-calf heifers @ £3436.34;
  • 1 bull – £3,500;
  • 3 embryos – £866.67;
  • 1 bulling heifer – £12,500.

Full report from the on-farm sale at Gloverstown Road, Randalstown, Antrim to follow on That’s Farming.

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