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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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Two breeders join forces for White Ladies Sale

Charolais cattle: White Ladies Sale in Northern Ireland  

Two of the best-known pedigree Charolais herds have joined forces to host an elite sale of females later this month.

The sale will take place on Friday evening (September 17th) at Beattie’s Pedigree Centre, Omagh, Northern Ireland.

Will Short, Woodpark and Stuart & David Bothwell, Killadeas have continually made headlines at local and national sales for years with bulls from their herds but rarely offer females for sale.

According to organisers, the forthcoming White Ladies Sale “really does serve up some fantastic bloodlines, with the best performing cow families within their herds well represented”.

“The majority of the females on offer are either maidens or served, with three lots having calf at foot.”

“The first daughter believed to be offered in the UK for auction by the French Champion sire Invictus should cause interest.”

Top sires feature throughout the catalogue, including:

  • Corrie Alan;
  • Battleford Laser;
  • Deeside Gulliver;
  • Harestone Jaquard.

All stock will be eligible for export. Local accommodation is available at Glenpark Estate.

Catalogues are available from the auctioneers: Richard Beattie 07984 694616.

McCrabbe dispersing Ardstewart Border Leicester flock

Later this month, Alison McCrabbe will disperse her flock of Border Leicesters, which she farms under the Ardstewart prefix.

There has been “strong” interest in the forthcoming sale, which will take place at Beatties Pedigree Centre, 109 Glenpark Rd, Omagh, at 7 pm on Wednesday, September 15th.

Border Leicester sheep have been the backbone of commercial ewes for decades. Many farmers opt for a female with a blend of Border to produce a hardy sheep with exceptional mothering abilities.

Hence, the popularity of pedigree Borders remains strong. According to McCrabbe, this dispersal sale has attracted enquiries from right across Ireland and the UK.

The Ardstewart catalogue comprises pedigree registered stock ewes, gimmers, ewe lambs, stock ram, and a selection of commercial Border-cross females. All stock will be eligible for export.

The expansion of the farm’s Beltex and Hereford cattle has resulted in the “reluctant” decision to sell the entire flock of Borders.

The sale includes a two-shear stock ram imported from the Drennan flock at Lanark. Read more about this sheep sale.

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