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Tipperary Company To Export Bovine Semen To China

secstockSouth Eastern Cattle Breeding Society Limited, Thurles, Co.Tipperary are one of two Irish companies who have now been approved for to export  bovine semen into China.

In order to allow the export of bovine semen from Ireland to China, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food had to satisfy the requirements of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China (AQSIQ).

Junior Agriculture Minister, Tony Killeen T.D. described the news as a hugely significant development for the sector.   Minister Killeen stated:-

‘For the first time, the large and potentially lucrative Chinese market has been made available to Irish companies who can offer quality genetics in Irish bovine semen to Chinese customers. This development proves that Ireland is now globally recognised for having an advanced animal breeding structure and I am confident that more Irish companies will be approved in the future by the Chinese authorities. I also wish to pay tribute to the work of the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) in ensuring that livestock breeding in Ireland has benefited from the application of the latest technologies to the livestock breeding sector’.

This market was secured following two visits to Ireland by Chinese officials who carried out rigorous and detailed inspections of the South Eastern Cattle Breeding Society Limited.

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