Farm Ireland

Thursday 23 November 2017

New point of contact for Aubrac breeders

Due to the ever-increasing popularity of the Aubrac breed, the Irish Aubrac Society has created a full-time office service for breeders.

Angela Lacey, of Deerpark Farm Services, in Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, is now the main point of contact for Aubrac breeders across the country and she can be contacted on 051 641 106.

The Aubrac stand at the Ploughing Championships will showcase a variety of animals in order to demonstrate how Aubrac cattle can provide a farmer with a simple, more profitable farming system.

Prizewinning pedigree Aubrac cows and calves from both Tullamore and Virginia shows will be on display in the pedigree section of the stand.

Maiden heifers, weanling bulls, and a bull with semen available for AI, will be used to demonstrate the breed's outstanding beefing ability.

This year, the Irish Aubrac Society have also decided to demonstrate the breed's longevity in reproduction, so there will be several older cows on display, showing the breed's excellent lifetime production.

In the commercial section, the society's members will be showcasing the breed's maternal attributes and its ease of calving that lends itself to crossing with other heavy muscled breeds. Some well-muscled Culard Charolais-cross Aubrac cattle will also be on display.

Looking ahead, the annual Aubrac pedigree breeding sale will take place in Tullamore Mart on Saturday, October 15.

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Cattle producers who are interested in finding out more about how the Aubrac could fit with their businesses will have plenty of experienced breeders on hand throughout the Ploughing to answer all queries about the breed.

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