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The Parthenaise Pedigree Cattle Breed Society of Ireland

                                              To discover more information about the breed in Ireland, please click on the tabs on the left side of the web page.


Following advice from the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, we wish to inform breeders who intend to purchase Parthenaise cattle, that only animals registered in an approved EU herd book are eligible for pedigree registration in the herd book of the Irish Parthenaise Cattle Breed Society. An approved pedigree herd book is a herd book that conforms with zootechnical regulations under EU Commission Decision 84/247/EEC. Cattle not registered in accordance with EU Commission Decision 84/247/EEC are not recognised as being within a legitimate EU herd book. Even if they have Pedigree Certificates from an unregulated herd book, the certificates have no status (value) under EU rules (EU Commission Decision 84/247/EEC). To be included in the Irish Parthenaise Cattle Society herdbook, animals must have 2 Parents and 2 sets of Grandparents registered in a properly accredited herdbook.

Links to information on the ICBF website re: linear scoring of animals: to list of linear scorers. necessary for breeders to linear score calves.

Please click on the link for a list of the top 20 Parthenaise cows in Ireland.

Offspring from both ZYH and AYH bulls advertised on ICBF.  Click on link to view. 

We would like to take this opportunity to advise all Parthenaise breeders that we can facilitate any breeder that would have Parthenaise stock for sale by providing our Website to advertise your animals at no cost. All you have to do is email, by clicking on the link, or text, your advert, with photos if you wish, to Mike Foley on (086) 604 3858.

Please click on the following link for the new ICBF Animal Search button which is an extension to the existing service (male search only) whereby a search can now be carried out for both male and female animals.


Are you interested in using Parthenaise bulls for your heifers or cows? Check our Sire Directory for all available AI Bulls along with an Order Form for your straws. Sexed semen by HINAULT available also.  
Contact John Whyte on (087) 7600309 or Conall Kavanagh on (087) 3932431 for straw order info.  
Please click on the link to view our updated Herd book rules.
Attention all breeders, New Beef Gene Ireland young bulls are now available to order.  

Gene Ireland currently have the following PT bull in the centre, that has been sourced through the new Maternal Bull Breeder Programme: 

Straws cost €5 and can be ordered by calling ICBF (023) 8820452.
Download the FeedReady App for free onto your smartphone or tablet using the Link above.  Use the App to keep up-to-date with all the latest news that is published on our Website.     

Please contact the Secretary for your copy of the New 2015 / 2016 Parthenaise Brochure or click on the Link to download.
Check out Bull Nostalgia.

An interesting article with Eamon Cassells from Athboy, Co. Meath, Parthenaise Breeder, on the Progressive Genetics Website titled "My Farm Overview with Eamon Cassells" .  Click on the Link to read.

Animals & Embryos for Sale. Please click on the link for up to date pedigreee & cross bred Parthenaise stock for sale.

The 2019 year letter for naming all Parthenaise pedigree calves is P.

The National Cattle Breeding Centre, home to Ireland's top AI Dairy and Beef bulls.
Dovea specialises in the provision of an A.I. technician service, semen sales and training services.
Ai Services by Eurogene, Ireland’s fastest growing AI Company.


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