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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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Coolnaslee Charolais herd set for dispersal with over 120 lots on offer

Details have just been announced of the unreserved dispersal sale of the Coolnaslee herd of pedigree Charolais cattle.

The auction will take place on Saturday, August 26th, 2023, with the venue being confirmed as Ballymena Livestock Mart.

Coolnaslee Charolais was founded in 1993 by the late Gilbert Crawford, Maghera with his passion for the breed spanning over 25 years until his passing in 2017.

The success that the Coolnaslee herd had in both the show and sale rings remains the same today as it did in days gone by, with a focus on “eye-catching cattle with style and presence, and the ability to perform whether it be in a pedigree or commercial herd”.

Over 120 lots are set to go under the hammer and will comprise of cows with calves at foot, in calf heifers and a batch of choice maiden heifers.

All lots running with the bull or AI’d will be scanned in advance of the sale with full information made available to buyers.

Coolnaslee Charolais

Jonathan Crawford is busy preparing for the sale, with a catalogue available shortly.

“We would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone to come join us at the dispersal of our Coolnaslee herd of Charolais cattle.”

“My father had an unrivalled passion for the breed and built up many friendships over the years as he travelled to shows and sales not only in the UK but right across the world.”

“He had a great eye for selecting new bloodlines for the herd and never compromised when he saw a potential stock bull – he was a hard man to stop.”

“It has always been a team effort at Coolnaslee and we were fortunate to have wonderful stockmen who played an invaluable part in our story.”

Gilbert Crawford was highly respected by everyone who knew him and was passionate about his Coolnaslee herd of Charolais cattle which enjoyed show and sale success the length and breadth of the country.

The forthcoming dispersal sale is a truly unique opportunity for both new and established breeders to tap into proven bloodlines and hard-working cow families.

Export and catalogue

The Coolnaslee dispersal will be conducted by United Auctions in Ballymena Mart on Saturday August 26th, 2023, and also on MartEye.

All stock will be eligible for immediate export to the UK, whilst stock purchased by southern buyers will return to the farm for export testing.

Pre-sale viewing on farm is welcome by appointment –  contact Stuart on 07817948148

Catalogues will be available from the auctioneers and on MartEye.

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