I. B. and R. Trademarks , LLC
I. B. and R. Trademarks, LLC ®
PO Box 999 Saint Ignatius, MT 59865
Irish Black cattle & Irish Red cattle possess beef cattle genetics that were made in America, for Americans. From the very beginning, Irish Blacks and Reds were genetically engineered to possess top performance traits demanded by the US Beef Industry. Their success follows fifty years of progressive genetic development. This forward thinking genetic plan was combined with policies requiring animals meet a strict performance criteria to remain in the foundation blood of Irish Blacks and Irish Reds. The result is Irish Black and Red cattle that offer beef cattle genetics with incredible consistency, supreme feed efficiency, unmatched fertility, and excellent overall performance.
The roots of Irish Blacks and Irish Reds trace to Iowa during the 1960's. Breed Founder Maurice Boney succeeded in establishing this line of cattle that are, to date, unparalleled in their genetic power. Their dominant genetics come from a carefully tested, tightly controlled and time proven, line breeding program. Irish Blacks and Irish Reds primarily derive from beef Friesian genetics with a small portion of their blood tracing to some old Aberdeen Angus "Revolution" lines. Add to that a bit of "plain, hard
working, quality female." Essentially, Boney developed his "ideal" American commercial females before importing Friesian sires from Ireland to contribute excellent carcass qualities critical in creating the best beef product possible.
By 1971, Boney closed the herd books of Irish Blacks and Irish Reds to concentrate their Friesian blood and protect the Breeds. Time tested, proven performance dictated the selection and development process. The philosophy put product quality and customer satisfaction first. Both US beef producers and consumers were top considerations. Traits like tenderness, marbling, and good taste are built into the Breeds. Irish Black and Irish Red cattle are functional, structurally sound, and minimize the dependence on labor.
Today, Irish Black and Irish Red cattle offer proven, predictable beef cattle genetics to American producers. Breed purity is protected by Trademarks originally filed by the Founder. Thus, Irish Black or Irish Red Registration or Certification can be easily verified by contacting I.B. & R. Trademarks office at 406-396-6997. Utilize the ultimate Beef Industry Genetics...Irish Blacks and Irish Reds!