Droimeann Cattle declared a Native Rare Irish Cattle Breed!
Droimeann Cattle have been declared a Native Rare Irish Cattle breed by the Minister for the Department of Agriculture. The United Nations' Farm and Agriculture Organisation has categorized the Droimeann breed as being at risk with the current population at a critically low level.
More information on the ministers announcement can be found at the following Link.
Our Mission Statement
To promote the preservation of the Droimeann Breed of cattle with the aim of maintaining a viable population of purebred animals to preserve their genes as a genetic resource, while at the same time doing all that is necessary to promote the commercial attributes of the breed.
The official launch of the Droimeann Cattle Herdbook took place in the beautiful surroundings of Ballyvolane House, County Cork on the 22nd August 2018. A large crowd was present on the day to witness the event. An exhibition of Droimeann Cattle were present on the day, with special thanks to Tom Keane for exhibiting the animals on the day. Speakers on the day were provided by
Paul Flynn Weatherbys
Nicola Hobson Department of Food and Agriculture.
The speakers were followed up by refreshments. Ear to the Ground were present on the day and a segment of the day's events will be broadcast by RTE at a future date. Make sure to tune in!
We in the Droimeann Cattle Society are delighted to announce that following an inspection by DAFM on 25/04/18 the Society has been approved by the Dept to officially hold and maintain the Droimeann Cattle Herd-book. Droimean cattle have also been recognised by the Dept as a distinct breed of Irish cattle This marks a milestone for our society as it is the first native breed to be recognised since the Irish Moiled were recognised in 1927. We as a society would like to thank the ICBF Weatherbys and Teagasc for their co-operation in helping us achieve this goal. We would especially like to thank Nicola Hobson of the DAFM without whose help this would not have been attained A public launch to mark this occasion will take place at a later date. Please watch this space !
Objectives of the Society
1) To develop the breed, create and maintain a herd book.
2) To promote the breed so as to increase the awareness of the Droimeann cattle as a native Irish cattle breed.
3) To ensure a sustainable breed population into the future.
Our Targets .
The society is actively seeking new members and sponsors and are in the process of undertaking a number of initiatives such as the setting up of a website, getting bulls into A.I., acquiring a certification mark and promoting the breed. If you feel you can support our targets in any way, please contact the society via our Contact Page. Following recognition of the breed by the dept. of agriculture we hope to avail of any supports, such as grants and to ensure the eligibility of the breed for participation in schemes such as GLAS etc. and we intend to actively market produce from Droimeann cattle.