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Derrybrack Aubracs

Cunnane Farm
Co. Mayo

Derrybrack Aubracs-Father& Daughter run farm, consisting of Aubrac&Aubrac Crosses. Member of Irish Aubrac Society since 2011. Irish Aubrac Council.


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Derrybrack Aubracs


Derrybrack Aubracs is an Aubrac and an Aubrac Crossbred Commercial Herd based in Derrybrack, Kilkelly, Co. Mayo.

The herd is owned and farmed by the Cunnane Farm- Joseph and his eldest daughter Catherina.

The Herd was established in 2010, after Mr. Francis Donohoe of Johnstown Aubracs introduced us to the breed.

Catherina was the winner of the first Aubrac Crossbred Heifer sponsored by the Irish Aubrac Society in 2011.

We joined the Irish Aubrac Society in 2011.

Catherina has since been co-opted to the Irish Aubrac Council in January 2015.

We are currently working on our breeding programme, after the visit in July 2014 from a French AI Specialist from Midatest, France.

This new Maternal beef breeding programme involves the usage of top quality French Genetics. The first of these calves arrived in May 2015. 

As a result of this programme, we intend on increasing our suckler herd.


Aubrac Cattle in Ireland.

Aubrac Cattle were first brought into Ireland in 1992 to Skibbereen in Cork from the U.K. as embroys (1 heifers-2 bulls). 

With a few people getting into Aubrac Cattle in Ireland it was decided to set up a Society in January in 1998. In 2007, it was recorded that there was over 70 members and over 750 Aubrac Breeding Females in Ireland. The majority of the members of the Aubrac Society are part-time farmers. 

The Irish Aubrac Cattle Society decided to join the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation and all registrations are now done through Animal Events.The scoring of all Aubrac Cattle in Ireland is now done through ICBF(Irish Cattle Breeding Federation). This means we can improve all our Aubrac Cattle in Ireland for the many years to come. 

The Irish Aubrac Cattle Society Council is made up of 15 members who meet together every 2 months. 

The Aubrac Breed has a huge place in Cattle Breeding in Ireland and the Suckler Cows are very easy kept and calved. The Aubrac Weanlings are must sought after by Italian finishers. The Aubrac is a breed that is hard to beat!

Visit the Irish Aubrac Cattle Society website for more information!

Visit the French Aubrac Cattle Society website for more information about Aubracs in France. 

The Aubrac is a breed of Cattle from Massif in France.The Aubrac is well-know for its high resistance to disease, high longevity, and easy calving.  The Aubrac Breed has over 150 years of Breeding History. The French Herdbook was opened in 1893 by an order of French Monks. At this time 300,000 Aubracs existed. At this time cows spent the winter in on the farm and gave birth to calves. At the end of  Spring the cows went up the mountains of France and gave the best of milk to produce a popular cheese called Laguiole. In the 1950's new dairy breeds were introduced like the Holstein Friesian and the Braunvieh. Some farmers today still keep a few Aubracs as Dairy Cows.  Today the Aubrac Breed is a Suckler and Beef Breed. Today there are around 3,000 cows inscribed in the French Herdbook, with the whole population representing approximately 10,000 cows. In Germany there are 2,500 cows, half of them are inscribed in a Studbook. 

Today in France 60% of the Aubrac Cows are covered by  Culard Charolais Bulls and Charolais Bulls. 


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