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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-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 company in 2015.
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VIDEO: Charolais-cross in-calf heifer sells for €9,000 at Elphin Mart

What is believed to be a new Irish record for a commercial in-calf heifer paid at auction was set in Elphin Mart tonight (Friday, November 7th).

Pushing up to a remarkable €9,000, following a flurry of bids, was a 33-month-old Charolais-cross-Simmental-heifer.

The sale-topper defied the beef gloom when she went under the hammer at part of Martin O’Connor’s annual sale.

The 975kg heifer, by Glen Leon is in in-calf to Simmental AI bull, Popes Grandlam 15 (sexed semen used).

Lot 21A, a “powerful Charolais-Simmental-cross heifer”, is due on November 23rd, 2020.

As Tom Cox’s hammer came down, he said: “I told you she was the cover girl”.

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