Based in one of Ireland’s agricultural heartlands, Co. Laois, we provide top quality bovine genetics and fertility management services to farmers and breeders throughout Leinster, Ireland and beyond. We source semen and embryos from proven herds and export them all over the world. Our services include flushing, freezing and transferring embryos. We can also provide bovine pregnancy scanning, training courses and our product range includes the HerdInsights and semen sales.
Founded by Stephen Dowling, our laboratory is in Dunamaise just outside Portlaoise. We meet the needs of farmers who require quality bovine genetics services and products. Our family is steeped in farming and still run a busy farm beside the famous Rock of Dunamaise historical site near Portlaoise.
Traceability is a major issue for the agricultural community today so we source semen and embryos from sources we know and trust. As farmers ourselves, we understand your requirements. We’re a family-run business with a commitment to providing only the highest quality products and services.
Fully equipped lab and facility
Based in Dunamaise, Co. Laois, our custom built laboratory is designed with both tailored analysis and practicality in mind; we are the first company to combine embryo transfer services and semen distribution in Ireland. Regulated to the appropriate standards and legislation according to The Council Directive 89/556/EEC and SI19 of 2009 and approved and licensed by the Dept of Agriculture, our lab is equipped accordingly, using equipment like microscopes, freezers and cryopreservation units. Our residential service with a focus on nutrition, fertility and flushing programmes offers you an extra level of service if required. Our aim is to help you get the most from your herd.
Stephen Dowling is the Managing Director and brings with him years of experience in farming allied to extensive training in the field of bovine genetics. After studying for two years in Kildalton Agricultural College, Stephen developed his interest in genetics and undertook further training in AI. He then went on to undergo specialist training in the area of embryo transfer with Rafter D Genetics, Texas in the United States. As Embryo Transfer technician, Stephen believes ongoing training is required to regularly update his skills in line with scientific developments and best practice.
Antoinette Dowling manages the sales and administration functions. She is a financial services professional with over 25 years experience in the sector. After many years living on the family farm, Antoinette is no stranger to the agri sector and offers experience and insight. Should you wish to speak with any of our sales team please contact Antoinette.
We offer a selection of services designed with you and your herd in mind. Whether you want to increase your herd’s productivity or value, whether for dairy or suckler, we can help.