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Munster Bovine Appoints Chief Executive

Munster Bovine Appoints Chief Executive

23rd May 2024

The Board of the Munster Cattle Breeding Group, trading as Munster Bovine confirms that it has appointed current interim Chief Executive, Martin Kavanagh as the new Chief Executive following a  search process.

A graduate of Veterinary Medicine, Martin has over thirty years’ experience across a variety of commercial, technical and veterinary roles and had served as Munster Bovine’s interim Chief Executive since November 2023.

Martin was previously Munster Bovine’s Business Development and Sustainability Manager where he oversaw the growth in Milk Recording and Herd Health Services to support Co-Op sustainability programmes.

Previous to Munster Bovine, Martin held a variety of roles across the Animal Health sector including, Managing Partner of a large Veterinary Clinic, Veterinary Director of Richard Keenan & Co. and Managing Director of his own Animal Health consultancy.

Welcoming Martin’s appointment, the Chairman of Munster Bovine, Donal Santry said:

“On behalf of the Board I congratulate Martin on his appointment and look forward to working with him.  I have every confidence that we can work together in growing the Munster Bovine business  where our Cattle Breeding, Milk Recording and Herd Health services are critical to helping our customers to deliver on environmental sustainability targets in a profitable manner.” 

Commenting on his appointment, Martin Kavanagh, Chief Executive, Munster Bovine said:

“As one of the country’s leading cattle breeding and herd management service providers, Munster Bovine is in a unique position to drive the environmental and societal good of our agricultural industry. I’m committed to working in collaboration with our shareholders and stakeholders to deliver the Best Genetics, Milk Recording, FarmOps and Herd Health services to herd owners.”

Munster Bovine is one of Ireland’s largest cattle breeding and herd management service providers. Headquartered in Ballyvorisheen, Mallow, Co Cork, the business provides superior genetics and related products and services to herd owners.