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    New colour atlas of claw diseases available!

    The International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) recently developed and published a colour atlas of claw diseases. This is an exceptional piece of work that not only describes various claw issues, but shows pictures of each ailment to help identify the various problems.

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    Bull Nostalgia: Ballagan Kelly

    Ballagan Kelly (BKY) was a Simmental, born on the 25th  of October 1980, whose semen was marketed by Munster AI (now NCBC).

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    Top 2,000 Cow Listing

    Springhaven Biddy 162 EX90 (pictured), owned by Robert Troy Jnr. from Newtownshandrum, Co. Cork, is the top EBI cow in the country with an EBI of €382.40.

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    Gene Ireland ‘OHT’ & ‘YHB’ calves in Mayo

    Pictured above is a heifer calf sired by the Limousin Gene Ireland Bull ‘OHT’ (Roundhill Hunter) that was born this Spring in the herd of William McNea, Gortfahy, Newport, Co.Mayo. Her Charolais dam is sired by ‘VGO’ and is out of a ‘PAM’ cow.

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    Top herd now reaches €239!

    Pat Flynn, Kilworth, Co. Cork has now reached €239 on our ‘Top 200 Herds on EBI’ listing and remains on top of the list. Kieran Hearne, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Waterford has jumped to second position with an EBI of €228 while Martin Kinane remains at number 3 on the list

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    Unknown or Unreportable?

    Progress to date: Over the past year ICBF has been asking farmers to report on farm health and disease events and the response has been very good between those who have recorded on ICBF.com and through their farm software.

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