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 all the boxes, with average calving’
See his Eurostar report here
Turin has sired several bulls that have entered into French AI- Midatest.
Pedigree Aubrac Team- Johnstown Denise 5804 and her bull calf sired by Turin( TIN) – Derrybrack Halt, sold for Commercial Breeding.
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.
Derrybrack Aubracs- ‘Mayo Models’
The entry is a photo of some of the Herd’s Pedigree and Commerical crossbred Aubrac calves.
They would appreciate your support by voting for them!
To vote, click the link- http://icfta.ie/photo/mayo-models/ and press a star rating!
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 %, with one Pedigree bull and one pedigree heifer,unsold.
The sale saw an increase demand for Pedigree Registered Aubrac Bulls, purchased for breeding purposes.
Included in the sale, was De Buitlier Igoe, a Pedigree Aubrac Bull from the De Buitlier Aubrac Herd, Rathowen, Co. Westmeath. He was sired by Dolby (S1463) born on 09th December 2013 and weighing 735KG. Igoe was purchased by a breeder for €2,200, fetching top price of the sale. Igoe has already proven himself to be a success at such a young age,with excellent performance to date, taking first prize at the Tullamore Show- Bull Calf Class in 2014. He was also selected as the Reserve bull for the ICBF G€N€ Ireland Maternal Beef Breeding Programme 2015/2016.
Aubrac Crossbred Commerical Heifers made from €930- €1160, with the average price of €1051.
See full report of sale below:
|Lot Number 22: Pedigree name of Animal: Ballyglunin Jimi. Sired by French AI Fenadou.|
|Lot Number 23: Pedigree name of Animal: De Buitlier Ivor- Sired by French AI Fenadou.|
|Lot Number 24: Pedigree Name:De Buitlier Igoe- Sired by French AI Dolby.|
|Lot Number 25: Pedigree Name of Animal: Cloonmore Ian. – Sired by French AI Duroc.|
De Buitlier Igoe sold for €2,200-Top price of the sale.