It is pleasing to report the sale of semen from two Hereford bulls standing at Dovea AI to Hungary and South Africa. A consignment of semen from Glaslough Esquire, the high priced Roscommon Champion purchased by the Society in co. with Dovea AI and also semen from Banner Dandy purchased by Dovea AI at the Tully performance test station, Co. Kildare have been exported to the Hungarian Hereford Society.
Representatives of the Society including Dr. Istvan Marton and Dr.Ferenc Szabo visited Ireland on the invitation of the Society to attend the Beef Expo in Kilkenny. Sam & Nigel Heatrick of Glaslough, Co. Monaghan bred Glaslough Esquire, while Frank & Edel Considine, Kilrush, Co. Clare, bred Banner Dandy.
A consignment of Glaslough Esquire has also been purchased for export to South Africa by prominent Bloemfontein Hereford Breeder, Mr. Dirk Louw. Mr. Louw has looked at several Irish Hereford bulls before finally selecting Esquire, a bull he feels has the qualities, genetics and performance figures to match his breeding program in South Africa.
We wish the purchasers every success in their breeding program.