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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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VIDEO: €11,000 for Ernevalley Powerhouse ET

Ernevalley Powerhouse ET set the Irish Limousin Cattle Society’s premier online sale alight when he sold for €11,000 last night.

Eddie Lynch, Grouse Hall, Loughduff, Co. Cavan presented the June-2019-born Plumtree Fantastic son for sale.

Ahead of the sale on Wednesday (November 4th), Lynch described Powerhouse as a “cracking young bull with serious potential”.

He is out of Ernevalley Lollypop ET, an Ampertaine Gigolo daughter. Powerhouse also has Ampertaine Commander and Wilodge Cerberus bloodlines in his pedigree.

Genetic evaluations

He boasts a five-star replacement index within and across the breed, with a value of €118. His terminal value is €164, rating five-stars both within and across the breed.

Within the breed, he has a four-star rating for docility, five for carcass weight and five for carcass conformation.

Furthermore, across the breed, he rates two stars for docility, five stars for both carcass weight and carcass conformation.

Also, his calving difficulty figure is 4% when mated with beef cows and 8.3% on heifers, according to the latest round of genetic evaluations.

Change of plan

The Irish Limousin Cattle Society had initially planned to host its premier show and sale at Elphin Mart.

The sale was scheduled to take place on October 26th; however, it was postponed due to unpractical rules in light of Covid-19 restrictions.

Discussions were held between the society, the management of Roscrea Mart and Tipperary DVO to try and reach agreeable protocols.

“However, this was not possible. If the sale went ahead, all animals would have to arrive on Monday morning. Washing and blow drying were prohibited, and we couldn’t have our normal pre-sale inspection.”

“These, we felt, were not practical rules and the council decided to postpone the sale. The sale has been rescheduled and will now be exclusively online.”

Award-winning Cork-based auctioneer, Denis Barrett, conducted the sale on his online sales platform. He has been facilitating online auctions since 2013.

A full report from the sale to follow…

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