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
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 2018: 

Francis Donohoe: 087-2518332   

Francis Butler: 086-1647442      

John Walsh: 0876786466

Mireille Mc Call: 0863451373


Download the purchase form here


Long and wide he passes on a lot of growth rate and is a good compromise between muscle with a good top line and frame due to a good front end and length . He can be used easily on AI blood lines except Voici. Use preferably on females that are light of bone.


Good growth rate. This bull passes to his progeny the qualities for which he was selected : a very good background, good legs and breed qualities, and excellent front end. It is advised not to use him on heifers and Orfevre or Bayon II bloodlines. AI Code:  S1273  Available to order through the Irish Aubrac Society… Read more »


Very well balanced Aubrac bull with excellent bloodlines. High Index Sire on all individual terminal traits. AI Code: TNX AI Company: Dovea Genetics Straws are available to purchase through your local Technician. More information here.

Ballinclea Iveco

High Index Maternal Beef Bull Excellent Pedigree. Dam Ballinclea Babette recieved RDS- Champion of Champion Award ‘ Top Maternal Cow’ – Maternal Index of €326 See Euro-Star Report: https://webapp.icbf.com/bull-search/view/1037584123 Breeder: Ernest & Lionel Mackey, Ballinclea House Donard Co Wicklow. AI Code: VEZ Company: ICBF- G€N€ Ireland Maternal Breeding Programme – Young Bull Panel 2014/ 2015. Price: €5Per Straw Available… Read more »


Average Calving – Bull for use on cows- Weanling & Replacement producer. Pedigree:RAMADIER HARDY X PH.BOUBAL DAURAT X AI Code: PRZ AI Company: Progressive Genetics. Price of Straws ( One Unit) €10 Straws available to purchase through your local AI Technician or you can order online here: http://www.progressivegenetics.ie/Store/Detail/PERLOU

Rockhill Urbano

An easy calving Aubrac sire. Suitable for maiden heifers. Excellent pedigree- Egyptian X Louvet X Gorbi Terminal Index: €78 Rel: 83% Maternal Index: €51 Rel: 72% AI Code: RLU AI Company: Progressive Genetics Price :  €10 ( One Unit- 1 straw) Straws are available to purchase through your local AI Technician or you can purchase online… Read more »


A solid bull that is ticking all of the boxes. Leaving very impressive progeny behind him. Average Calving. Has sired several Bulls that have entered in French AI Stations- Midatest. Pedigree: Paribat X Galliard X Maternal €47 61% (Average) Terminal €110 68% (High) AI Code: TIN AI Company: Progressive Genetics Price:  €12 per unit (one straw) Straws… Read more »


Duches first calves have started to arrive to both Pedigree and Commercial Cows and have not disappointed. Impressive progeny. Progeny have exceptional width, super hindquarters, tops, and impressive weight gain Good choice for plain cows. A suitable sire for dairy cows. ICBF figures very low reliability – New bloodline Use this bull with confidence. Pedigree: Vaillant… Read more »


Despagnou was one of 3 out of 100 bulls that were selected to enter AI in France by Midatest. John Walsh, Ballintra, Co Donegal purchased the bull in the test station for use in his own herd. Despagnou is breeding stock with good finishing qualities and high grades. He has an outcross pedigree so is suitable for Irish breeders. Aubrac heifers due to their… Read more »

Bayon II

Bayon II produces progeny of good width. His daughters are efficient and maternal cows. He can be used on all AI lines except daughters of Duroc. He should not be used on cows lacking in length and top line. AI Code: S580 Available through Society Office.