Munster Bovine has paid tributes to its “longest-serving” AI technician who died over the weekend.
Mike Joe Quilter, Feans, Causeway and late of Croughcroneen, Lixnaw passed away peacefully at the Bon Secours Hospital Cork, surrounded by his family on Saturday, September 19th.
A spokesperson for the bovine genetics, company said: “It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of our colleague and longest-serving ai technician Mike Joe Quilter over the weekend.”
“Mike Joe started work as an AI technician for the Dairy Disposal Company in County Clare on 1st May 1969.”
“Coincidentally, this was the year that the Tarbert-Killimor car ferry service across the Shannon also started and Mike made that journey every year for the last 51 years until Covid-19 restrictions in March of this year.”
“A native of Lixnaw in County Kerry, he settled in nearby Causeway when he married Helen and the journey across the Shannon never daunted him for all those years.”
“He provided an excellent service to his customers on behalf of the various businesses he worked for from the Dairy Disposal Company, to Golden Vale, to Kerry Agri & for the last 12 years for Munster AI / Munster Bovine.”
“He was always well informed on the genetics available and ensured the very best was always provided to his customers which was very evident by the performance of the herds he serviced.”
“We would like to remember him for his fantastic dedication to the job and offer our condolences to his wife Helen and family at this very difficult time. May he rest in peace.” the spokesperson concluded.