Cattle Breeds in Ireland: A History

Cattle Breeds In Ireland – A History by Greg Walsh, a mammoth encyclopedia-like publication, stretching to 588 pages.


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Cattle Breeds in Ireland: A History’ by Greg Walsh is an in-depth collection on how cattle came to Ireland and how each breed was introduced and flourished.The hardback publication of ‘Cattle Breeds in Ireland: A History’, containing 1,650 high quality photographs and illustrations as well as 28 detailed maps, traces the origin of each breed, the breeders’ views and experiences with them as well as management techniques and economics, from the most rare to the traditionally Irish and largest of the imported genes on today’s modern farms.

From small breeds to the more popular ones, the knowledge in ‘Cattle Breeds in Ireland: A History’ for each is highly commendable. The way the 588-page book is put together tells a real story of why Ireland is one of the best cattle-breeding countries in the world.The Book includes:

    • 41 Different Breeds


    • 28 Large Maps


    • 198 Irish Breeder Profiles
    • 72 European Profiles


    • 1,650 Photographs


Paul Sykes, Chief Executive, Irish Limousin Cattle Society :nnnn‘Greg has been meticulous in the assimilation of information for this publication. The time and distance travelled in familiarising himself with the different breeds and their origins has to be commended.

This book will no doubt be a must for both breeders, farmers and anyone with an interest in cattle’.nnnnProf. Dr. Uwe Andressen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany :nnnn‘Excellent work ! I wish to order five copies for my academic colleagues.’

Ernest Mackey, Chairman, Irish Aubrac Cattle Breed Society :nnnn‘I first met Greg three years ago when he began his research and since then I have liaised with him on the Aubrac breed. I have been impressed with his thoroughness and the depth of research that he has put into the background of the breed, especially on the French side, where he has visited a number of times. This has resulted in a very authentic profile of the breed.’

Greg Walsh lives in Coolcull, Taghmon, Co. Wexford where he and his family have been farming for more than 230 years.

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