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Irish Black Cattle Association
PO Box 7, Arlee, Montana 59821
support@irishblacks.org - (406) 696-5977
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Official Breed Registry of Irish Blacks   & Irish Reds
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IRISH BLACKS and IRISH REDS are registered trademarks owned by I.B. and R. Trademarks, LLC and licensed to the IBCA.
An American breed . . .
Irish Black and Irish Red cattle are developed to carry genetically dominant traits desired by the U.S. beef industry. The Irish Black or Irish Red is of well-balanced conformation and superior performance suited for the purpose of efficiently and consistently producing quality beef.

Mission of the IBCA:
  • To provide beneficial services to promote the economic well-being and satisfaction of Irish Black® Cattle Association members and their customers.

  • To record and preserve the pedigrees of Irish Black® and Irish Red® Cattle, while maintaining the quality, value, and integrity of the breed.



  • To develop programs, materials, curriculum, advertising, marketing, and publicity that will best promote the interests of Irish Blacks® and Irish Reds®.
  • To further the use in the American beef industry of Irish Black® and Irish Red® seedstock by progressive cattle producers.
The Irish Black Cattle Association is the Official Breed Registry of all Irish Black and Irish Red Cattle in the United States.  It is a not for profit member based association.  The Irish Black Cattle Association is licensed by the Irish Black and the Irish Red Trademarks as the sole American Breed Registry.