6 February 2019

Dovea Straws for Action

(l-r) Mr. John Nugent, Chairman of Board of Dovea Genetics; Mr. Enda Dooley, Product Development & Quality Manager, Dovea Genetics & Mr. Brian Rohan co-founder Embrace FARM

Dovea Genetics, Ireland’s leading dairy and beef semen supplier has launched a new initiative entitled ‘Dovea Straws For Action’. At the recent launch Enda Dooley, Product Development & Quality Manager for Dovea Genetics said that Dovea Genetics will donate €1 from each semen straw sold off their high EBI bull Beechnut Dovea (FR4673) and the Limousin bull Ewdenvale Ivor (LM2014) from the 1st January up to mid-September 2019. The proceeds from this initiative will go to EMBRACE FARM. He said that Dovea Genetics has admired the wonderful work Embrace FARM has done in such a short time since it was founded. 

(l-r) Mr. John Nugent, Chairman of Board of Dovea Genetics; Mr. Enda Dooley, Product Development & Quality Manager, Dovea Genetics; Ms. Anna May McHugh, Managing Director, NPA; Norma & Brian Rohan founders, Embrace FARM

Brian Rohan, Chairperson of Embrace FARM thanked Dovea Genetics for this wonderful initiative and thinking of Embrace FARM. Brian outlined his own personal experience of a farm accident and how Embrace FARM was founded. He said the organisation now offers signposting to counselling and support services to families affected by a farm accident. 

Ms. Anna May McHugh, Managing Director of the National Ploughing Association who formally launched said it was a wonderful initiative which she was delighted to formally launch and to be associated with. She commended the great work that Embrace FARM are doing and complimented the Dovea Genetics team of thinking of this great idea. She was delighted that the proceeds would be presented at the 2019 Ploughing Championships in Fenagh, Co. Carlow

(l-r) Ms. Noreen Barry, Board Member, Dovea Genetics; Mr. John Nugent, Chairman of Board of Dovea Genetics; Mr. Enda Dooley, Product Development & Quality Manager, Dovea Genetics; Ms. Anna May McHugh, Managing Director, NPA; Norma & Brian Rohan founders, Embrace FARM & Mr. Anthony Doorley, Board Member, Dovea Genetics