The Irish Angus Cattle Society has paid tribute to its “long-serving” member and former council member, Michael Reynolds.
The founder of the renowned Bohey Angus herd passed away in recent days, following a brief illness.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the society said: “It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of long serving member and former council member Michael Reynolds, Bohey, Drumlish, Co. Longford.”
“Michael was renowned for producing quality Irish Angus cattle over the years, breeding various bulls that went forward to Al, bulls such as Bohey Judge, Bohey Colossal, Bohey Leo and most famously Bohey Jasper, who sired the most expensive Irish Angus animal ever sold at auction, the €31,000 Lavally Angie.”
The noted that Jasper has left an influential mark on the Irish Angus bred in Ireland.
“In 2006, Michael was honoured with the Irish Angus hall of fame award for his long-standing contribution to the Angus breed.”
“The council and staff of the Irish Angus Cattle Society would like to extend their deepest condolences to the Reynolds family at this sad time. May he rest in peace.” the statement concluded.
Reynolds passed away peacefully at Mullingar General Hospital, after a short illness, according to his death notice.
He will be laid to rest later today (Monday, August 3rd), following funeral mass, which will be held under government and HSE guidelines.
Michael has been described as a “great cattleman” and a “legendary” cattle breeder who will be sadly missed.