Montbeliarde Society calls for more pedigree animals
The Montbeliarde Society will occupy spaces in the stands of both Dovea AI and Progressive Genetics at the Ploughing Championships this year, where committee members will be on hand to answer all queries.
Montbeliarde registration numbers have increased this year and there is considerable interest in the breed, according to society secretary Ann Fitzgerald.
She said: "Demand for breeding stock -- both heifers and bulls -- exceeds the number of animals currently for sale.
"As the demand for pedigree registered stock is so high, we would encourage members to let the committee know if they have stock to sell.
"We have a list of people interested in purchasing stock immediately and we also have a number of members with bulls to sell for use in 2012.
"You can find us on the web, www.montbeliardesociety.ie."
This year, the Montbeliarde Society has published details of all its members on a county-by-county basis in order to help interested breeders locate their nearest members.
It's been a busy year for the society, which included a large farm walk hosted by Con Murphy on his family farm in Co Kerry.