The online semen company, Semenstore Ltd, has launched a new site,, specifically for the Republic of Ireland. The launch follows on from the Semenstore promotional stand taken at the National Ploughing Championships held 24-26 September at Ratheniska, Co Laois where Semenstore staff were met with an enthusiastic and positive reception from Irish pedigree and commercial farmers. 

The introduction of follows the tried and trusted success of the Semenstore website in the UK which has proven to be extremely popular since it was it was set up in 2009.  Semenstore sales have been to the commercial and pedigree markets as well as to some nineteen countries world-wide including the Republic of Ireland.

Richard Saunders & Steve Jones (standing) with Dovea's Enda Dooley & John Lynch

Commenting Steve Jones, Semenstore’s Livestock & Genetics Specialist, said:  “This is an exciting development and we are delighted to be launching the online in the Republic of Ireland.  Semenstore has been regularly selling into Ireland and there is a clear demand from pedigree and commercial farmers for both UK & EU genetics.  The launch of this site will meet that demand and make it easier, cheaper, and quicker for farmers to source and purchase the semen of their choice.”

Dovea Genetics Ltd will act as the central storage and distribution “hub” for Semenstore’s new venture in Ireland providing country-wide fast and efficient delivery from their well-established Thurles, County Tipperary-based operation. Says Dovea’s General Manager, Ger Ryan: “We are delighted to be working with such a progressive company as Semenstore who have grasped the opportunity of internet-based selling to become the leading online semen company.” 

Building on a proven model which offers cost-effective and secure purchase of semen online, will initially offer a portfolio of 30 bulls from all the major beef breeds including Limousin, British Blue, Aberdeen Angus, Charolais, Simmental, and Hereford.  This portfolio will continue to grow over time as Semenstore looks to procure and offer bulls ideally suited for the Irish market. 

The Semenstore model provides a fully-automated and comprehensive ‘one-stop-semen-shop’ that makes it easy if you are looking to market and sell, or to locate and buy, semen. Safe and secure, delivery and invoicing are all automated, and the order can either be despatched to an on-farm flask or through the AI technician network.

The Semenstore website address for the Republic of Ireland is and the new site went live at the beginning of October 2013.

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