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Farm Walk- Alfie & Marion Hanbidge, Co. Wicklow

Alfie and Marion Hanbidge hosted the Irish Aubrac Breeders Society event at their farm in September 2014, in Stratford on Slaney which was attended by many  farmers from the locality but also as far away as Counties Clare and Kilkenny. Chief Scorer at the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation Basil Bothwell demonstrated the different qualities needed… Read more »

A New Breeding Venture for Aubrac Breeders

Aubracs genetically polled, now exclusive in close collaboration with Union Aubrac and Midatest. Our breeding results are recognised now by the French Breeding Authority. At present two of our pedigree B cows are on a French station for Embryo harvesting. Two pedigree heifers B and- we are so proud-two pedigree heifers A are on the… Read more »

Aubracs Shine in Sunny South East

Aubrac cattle are becoming ever more popular in the South East of Ireland. Their qualities as a top suckler breed are becoming increasingly recognised. Good growth rates, good conformation, excellent feed efficiency, ease of calving, hardiness, and docility all come as standard for the breed. Even dairy farmers are seeing their abilities for producing dairy-bred… Read more »

Progressive Genetics/ NCBC Photo Competition

Progressive Genetics / NCBC are hosting a competition with prizes such as jackets and AI Straws to be won. Derrybrack Aubracs were the successful winners of the NCBC All Ireland Beef Cow Championship 2014. Aubrac breeders are encouraged to send in photos of their progeny sired by Duches, Rockhill Urbano, Turin and Perlou, all of… Read more »

Aubrac-Popular Sire Selection for Dairy Cows

Joe O’ Neill, Dairy Farmer Joe O Neill is a dairy farmer in West Wicklow who runs a herd of 100 Cows. Traditionally, the herd has consisted of Holstein Friesian cows. Joe was introduced to the Aubrac Breed, four years ago by his silage contractor. Prior to his introduction to the Aubrac Breed, he had… Read more »

Update: G€N€ Ireland Maternal Beef Breeding Programme

ICBF has recently published an update on the G€N€ Ireland Maternal Beef Breeding Programme. The publication featured an update and released that, Ballinclea Iveco (VEZ) is the most popular bull on the panel of the 2014 programme, having an order of 470 straws to date. This was released in the ICBF Newsletter the week ending… Read more »

Perlou(PRZ) listed in the Top 50 Active AI Sires- Spring 2015

ICBF have recently released the top 50 Active AI Spring Sires of 2015. Among them is Perlou- PRZ, AI Aubrac Bull, coming in at number twenty five. Perlou has a maternal index of €165 , with a reliability figure of 86%  and a terminal index of  €110 with a reliability figure of 89%. He is… Read more »

ICBF Featured Bull of the week- Turin

ICBF’s Featured Bull of the week for the week commencing 16th March 2015 was Turin (TIN).   Turin is an AI Bull available through Progressive Genetics at €12 per straw. Semen can be ordered through your local AI Technican or the Progressive Genetics website- online shop. Progressive Genetics describes him as ‘ A solid bull, ticking… Read more »

Vote for Derrybrack Aubracs

The ICFTA( Irish Cattle Foot Trimmers Association)  is currently holding a photo competition. Among the entries include ‘Mayo Models’ an entry from Derrybrack Aubracs, an Aubrac and Aubrac Crossbred Herd based in Kilkelly Co. Mayo. The entry is a photo of some of the Herd’s Pedigree and Commerical crossbred Aubrac calves. They would appreciate your support by… Read more »

Irish Aubrac Society- Tuam Mart

Irish Aubrac Society Pedigree & Commercial Crossbred Breeding Sale. The Irish Aubrac Society hosted their second sale in the West of Ireland on Monday 6th of April 2015 in Tuam Mart. The sale entries included  four pedigree bulls, one pedigree heifer and  seventeen  Aubrac Crossbred Commercial  Heifers. The Sale saw a clearance rate of 92… Read more »