Our Story

We are one of Ireland’s leading providers of bovine genetics and export our product to more than 25 countries worldwide. 
We offer proven and genomic sires developed for fertility, productivity and animal health through our dedicated dairy and beef breeding programmes. 

We have been selling into the UK market for over 30 years through local distribution channels and have had an increasing number of inquiries over that time. 
We feel that now is the right time to make the next step in our business and establish a dedicated team in the UK.

Our UK team offers the best line-up of Irish dairy sires for the UK market as well as beef sires suitable for the dairy herd.

A Tradition of Excellence in Bovine Genetics

For over sixty years Dovea Genetics has been working to improve the genetic merit of the Irish cattle herd – both dairy and beef – by providing the best available genetics.  Dovea produces semen in a controlled environment in their state of the art laboratory, which is monitored and audited by the Department of Agriculture. Our goal is to offer farmers healthier, higher production and more profitable livestock to our customers.

Ireland’s farming heartland

Dovea Genetics is a world class bull stud set on 200 hectares of exceptional grassland on the Dovea Demesne in Tipperary, in the heart of Ireland’s most fertile ‘Golden Vale’ farming region.

Co-operative farmer origins

The current Dovea business was established in 1952 by the farming members of over fifty local dairy co-operatives. The service grew rapidly throughout the 1950's offering Friesian and Dairy Shorthorn along with Aberdeen Angus and Hereford beef breeds.

Dovea Today

Today the business has come a long way since its farm beginnings and is now one of Ireland’s leading suppliers of bovine genetics with a growing global reach, currently providing high-quality Irish bovine semen to some 25 countries worldwide.

Focus on the farmer

The foresight and vision of our founding farmers is evident today in the quality of the Irish dairy and beef herds. However, despite our growth and success we remain committed to farmers and work closely in partnership with them to ensure that its high-quality products make an effective contribution to a farm’s productivity and profitability regardless of its size or location.