M/04/075 – Munster Cattle Breeding Society & Ors / National Cattle Breeding Centre

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Transaction details

Proposal whereby Munster Cattle Breeding Society Limited (“MCBS”) and Progressive Genetics Ireland Limited (“Progressive”) would together establish National Cattle Breeding Centre Limited (“NCBC”). NCBC will operate as an autonomous company on an indefinite basis. The notified transaction thus constitutes a merger within Section 16(1)(b) of the Act, and is hereinafter described as “the proposed joint venture”.

Notification date Decision date
Tuesday December 14, 2004 Thursday, February 10, 2005
Parties Involved Business activities
Munster Cattle Breeding Society

conducts cattle breeding programmes and supplies bull semen, mainly to its three shareholders1.


conducts cattle breeding programmes and supplies bull semen and related AI services to end users, who are cattle farmers. Progressive’s activities are concentrated in Leinster, Ulster and Connaught.

Economic sector Media merger
Cattle breeding No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Current status: Completed
Preliminary investigation (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details


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