Below is a list of current semen stock stored in Eurogene QBK QUEBEC 2 QDQ QUID 8 QNO QUANDO 2 QLO QUADRELLO 13 S3113 Tony 32 S3107 Renegade 57 PI4662 Zeppelin 18 PI4670 Salomon 46 PI4660 Zirlo 22 PI4666 Vox 52 PI4668 Uranus 55 PI4664 Volpino 34
Regardless of the advice he was given, Tipperary farmer, John Commins, was determined to keep farming beef. So much so that he travelled to Italy to find a more profitable breed. There, he discovered Piedmontese cattle, an intriguing breed with a double-muscled physique. Helen Carroll meets John on his farm to find out about the
Blackcastle Farm 1% fat sausages- they will be in ALDI stores nationwide from 1st of June for a week as part of the ALDI Grow programme. The 5 products that sell the most will get a contract from ALDI John Commins Blackcastle Farm Irish Piedmontese Beef Blackcastle Two Mile Borris Thurles Co. Tipperary 00 353 86 1719802 www.irishpiedmontesebeef.ie
Roger O’Halloran recieves the Society’s appreciation award fromMairead Lavery and Paul Gilligan at the Pedigree Breeders Awards night 2020. L to R Paul Gilligan Sec., John Stoneham, Lesley Sandes Admin., Roger O’Halloran Chair, Paddy Blake Treasurer, John Commins.
North Tipperary farmer, Paul Slattery is getting impresive beef results from crossing Piemontese bull with his Holstein Friesian cows. Martin Ryan, Farming Indepedent. His neighbours in North Tipperary were mystified when they saw that Paul Slattery had put a Piemontese bull with his large herd of Holstein-Friesian cows in the middle of the prime mating
Semen is now available from Sandymount Nordic through the Gene Ireland Programme at price of €5 per straw. Straws are delivered direct to a farmers DIY tank or to the AI technician of his choosing. Full details available here.
A sample of some crossbred calves from Michael Reynolds’ herd:
Congratulations to Society member, Paddy Blake, on winning Best Piemontese Bull Calf and Best Overall Piemontese Animal at the recent Tullamore Show. With over 60,000 visitors in attendance the show was a fantastic shop-window for the breed. It’s not too early to start planning for next year….