M/04/075 – Munster Cattle Breeding Society & Ors / National Cattle Breeding Centre
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|
|Submissions from third parties due by:|
|Phase 1||Phase 2|
|Current status: Completed|
|Preliminary investigation (Phase 1)|
|Authorised Officer Assigned||Contact Details|
Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600