Crossbreeding Aubracs

Morgan Hanrahan is a suckler farmer based in Westmeath, operating a calf to weanling system.

We recently caught up with him to discover more about the Commercial Crossbreeding project he is conducting on his farm at the moment!

Morgan said:

‘Having always ran a good quality continental bull with the herd, my attention was drawn to some calves developing into just average stock. After looking at different bulls, I believe I’ve found the perfect cross for my cows, the Aubrac. I sourced a young well-muscled bull locally and ran him with a few cows. Now he is going to run with Limousin heifers, with my hopes and intentions to produce an easy calved, fast developing, well-muscled calf.

After speaking with Catherina Cunnane of Derrybrack Aubracs, I’m certain I’m on the right track to top quality stock and I’m looking forward to my first Aubrac calves next Spring.’morgan

 

We will be catching up with Morgan next Spring once the first progeny begin to arrive!