Meet the 90-year-old Westmeath breeder who “made a small fortune” selling Simmental horses to America

In the 61 years since the bloodlines were first imported from Austria, John Connaughton has lost none of his passion for Simmental.

The 90-year-old, who farms in Barretstown, Dysert outside Mullingar, says: “I think they’re better now than they were when we imported them in 1971 because we raised more beef in them and they’re better for the cattleman cut off .

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