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British Beef Genetics Shipping Out to Europe

11 September 2008

UK - Interest in UK beef genetics is gathering momentum with the export this week of 34 Limousin and Charolais embryos to Australia following a recent shipment of 24 Aberdeen-Angus to Germany.

Hexham-based Eggs-Port Ltd, who arranged the export deals, report increasing interest in semen, embryos and pedigree beef cattle from British herds, reports Stackyard.

“We are getting enquiries from all over the world from breeders interested in upgrading their herds with top-quality British genetics,” says Eggs-Port’s Sheila Eggleston. “The sale of Aberdeen-Angus cattle to Germany follows a tour of herds by German breeders and we expect to do more business with Germany with Aberdeen-Angus and other beef breeds in the future.”

According to Stackyard, a group representing the Aberdeen-Angus, Limousin and Charolais breeds is due to visit Bavaria in early October on a trade mission organised by Eggs-Port in conjunction with the Bavarian Cattle Breeders Association.

The consignment of embryos shipped to Australia this week includes eight from two of the top cows in the Emslies Limousin herd of Harry Emslie at Kinknockie, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire. It is believed to be the first export of Limousin embryos to Australia and the first export of embryos of any breed to Australia for two years.

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