Clare Co-operative Marts €35,000 Breeding Initiative

08/03/2019 Mart News
Clare Co-operative Marts €35,000 Breeding Initiative

€35,000 Breeding Initiative


Clare Co-operative Marts is continuing its major breeding programme aimed at maintaining and enhancing the supply of top quality cattle through support for suckler farmers in the form of Bull premiums and the use of AI straws.   Clare Co-operative Marts are working in partnership with Dovea A.I. and Munster A.I. to promote the use of top quality 5 star terminal sires, within the suckler herd.

Clare Co-operative Marts is renowned for quality stock and we believe that by introducing a scheme for the use of 5 star terminal sires will help maintain a vibrant suckler herd in the county and beyond.  It has become obvious to Clare Marts that the demand for quality stock is on the increase due to the expansion of the dairy herd and many feeders in these areas are finding it difficult to source quality weanlings and stores.  Clare Co-operative Marts believe that the suckler herd in their catchment area has a very good future provided the focus is on the production of quality stock.  Suckling is suited to county Clare due to average land type and many fragmented holdings.  We believe this scheme is complimentary to the beef Genomics Scheme in that the use of 5 star terminal sires qualify in all respects for the scheme and this together with the improvements that have been achieved through the scheme already will only enhance the quality of stock on offer and increase the customer base and market for quality stock.

The scheme envisages providing a subsidy for the purchase of 5 star terminal beef breed bulls together with providing subsidies towards the use of 5 star terminal beef breed AI Straws from the companies previously mentioned.  In total up to €35,000 is being invested in this by Clare Co-operative Marts and their partners of Dovea A.I., Munster A.I.

Terms and conditions apply please contact Mart office for details on 065 6824411

Dates of Clare Marts Pedigree Registered Bull Sales in Ennis Mart for 2019.

  • Monday 11th March

  • 8th April

  • 13th May.


We believe that this scheme will be very beneficial to our supplier base with the potential to receive assistance in their breeding policy and more importantly in the production of quality stock which we believe there will be a strong market for.  Great credit must go to our partners in this scheme those being Dovea A.I. and Munster A.I. for their commitment to the production of quality livestock.

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