Bulls

Find more information of the Aubrac Bulls available from the below list.

Please consult with our Office to check availability of Straws.


                                                                      AI In France

The French  bull testing station of “La Borie de l’Aubrac”.

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La Borie de l’Aubrac.

Every year in France , approximately one hundred males are chosen on their individual performance : growth rate, conformation and functional characteristics. At the end of the intake the index is calculated by INRA (French breeding institute) based on daily weight gain weight for age, muscular development and skeletal development.

The animals are chosen for AI by a group of breeders appointed by the herd book and AI companies. 3 or 4 are picked by Midatest to go in to AI and the rest is sold to breeders  through the station (private sale and auction).

 What is the selection criteria?

On their mother : fertility : average calving interval, longevity ,number of calvings, age at first calving, milking ability and  ease of calving.

On the bull before entering the station : date of birth : preferably mid December to mid March, genealogy, weight at weaning, skeletal and muscular development, Functional ability. Must conform to the breed characteristics.

On the animal at the station : precocity : ability to show an adult format very quickly. Growth rate : weight for age, daily weight gain, monthly weighing and scoring at intake and coming out of the station.

Hardiness : feed efficiency on rough forage : ¾ of the ration is hay. Evaluation of the legs after being tied up (5 months on concrete). Calving ability : internal measurement of the pelvic opening.

Interactive Site: http://www.race-aubrac.com/en/outils/visite-interactive-borie.php


 

 Bulls available in Ireland:

  • Progressive Genetics- Duches ( DSH), Turin (TIN), Perlou (PRZ) , Rockhill Urbano(RLU)
  • Dovea Genetics: Tenor (TNX)
  • Bova AI– DPZ
  • ICBF G€N€ Ireland Maternal Beef Breeding Programme- Ballinclea Iveco (VEZ) (Contact ICBF or Society office for more information)

To avail of the straws from the Irish AI Companies, contact your local AI Technician/ Breeding Adviser.

There are also a number of Bulls available through the Society from Midatest, France.

To purchase these straws contact the Society office on 051- 641106 or Email: info@aubrac.ie

Download and fill the form with correct details and payment to purchase these Straws and return to the Society office-

Irish Aubrac Cattle Breed Society
Deerpark Farm Services
Carrick-on-Suir
Co. Tipperary .

Straws are available to purchase by both Pedigree and Commercial Breeders.

Please ensure you include a second choice of bull and include AI Codes. See list of codes here

Price: €25 Euro from 1- 10 Straws ordered.

€20 Euro for 11 Straws and upwards.

We also have a committee of experienced Aubrac Breeders within the Society that can assist with selection of sires for both pedigree and commercial cows and heifers.

Committee Members 2015: 

Francis Donohoe: 087-2518332   

Francis Butler: 086-1647442      

John Walsh: 0876786466

Mireille Mc Call: 0863451373

 

Download the purchase form here

Harmonieux

Wide, but not only that. Harmonieux has a powerful front end with great with and one of the highest growth rates of his intake. He is from beefy bloodlines and has good legs. He can be used on most blood lines except Targou. He will increase beef.  

Hussard

He is a mixte/breeding type bull. Grandson of Viper, one of the best indexed bulls in the breed (weaning index 107 – milk 125 – maternal 123). His breeding guaranties maternal qualities. As well as having performed well at the testing station, it is predicted that Hussard could be used on heifers. Do not use… Read more »

Consensuel

He has an excellent pedigree. Result of a remarkable genetic combination. Consensuel can be used to correct animals lacking in top line and beef. Do no use on bloodlines of Lioran, Orfevre and Hector.  

Capitain

His sire Pastour has been used to correct the ease of calving. Capitain has shown a late development mixte-breeding type with excellent breed qualities in his results at the station. He has good legs and is from blood lines with excellent figures in reproduction and longevity. It is not advised to use him on daughters… Read more »

Fenadou

Length and top line. Fenadou is a long bull with a good top line and good breeding qualities, inherited from his paternal background. Looking at his progeny, he seems to pass on these qualities. His mother Altesse has excellent reproduction and longevity figures. He should be used on cows rather than heifers and not on the… Read more »

Armenien

Safety. Armenien breeds sturdy animals with good size and growth rate without altering calving ease. His mother and paternal grandmother have indisputable milk ability. He has a very good pelvic apiture. He can be used easily on most AI blood lines to breed replacement females. Do not use on lines of Turin and Aseignour. AI… Read more »

Obelix

Top milk ability. Adult bull, late developing type. His progeny has very good maternal indexes. He is the ideal bull for producing replacement heifers. His daughters have excellent pelvis and milk ability. Having performed very well in the show ring (very good breed qualities), he has now proven himself with the results of his progeny… Read more »

Dolby

Boost your female lines. His background guarantees good maternal qualities and he is a good choice for the production of replacement females. He produces heifers with good breeding qualities and improves the growth rate. Can be used widely but should be avoided on daughters of Pruneau, Orfevre, Jlandais and Hector. Easy calving, suitable  for heifers. AI Code:… Read more »

Bison

This  is mixte/beef type bull is blocky, solid and even. He brings muscle and good top line without altering breed qualities. Can be used on heifers and recommended on tall cows. Do not use on daughters of Lioran and Ushuaia. Weanling index 107. Ease of Calving : 112. Growth Rate at Weaning : 90. Muscular… Read more »

Vulcania

He is a mixte type bull. He gives size and width to his progeny, along with conformation. He should be used on small cows with a good front end and a short head. Do not use on Festival, Invincible, Aseignour, Einstein and Capital blood lines.