The first suckler bred heifers were slaughtered recently at Slaney Foods International, Bunclody, Co. Wexford. The progeny were sired by 32 different AI sires across 7 different breeds. It consisted of sixty Jan/Feb/March 2016 born heifers. Continue reading
Pouring Money Down the Drain?
Farmers that don’t record dry offs do not receive an accurate Annual Report for their herd or valid lactations for their animals that have paid for. Continue reading
The Tully Progeny Test Centre is located in Kildare town, County Kildare. The centre currently runs a 120 day performance test for heifer and steer progeny off AI sires and a 90 day performance test for the bulls. Continue reading
Based on figures calculated by Animal Health Ireland’s own Cell Check Quick Calculator, the cost of mastitis for a herd averaging 300-400,000 cells/mL is estimated at €186.26/cow/year. For a 100 cow herd, this amounts to a staggering €18,626 reduction in profit. Continue reading
The Gene Ireland Progeny test centre recently slaughtered 50 steers at Slaney Foods International, Bunclody, Co. Wexford. The progeny were sired by 27 different AI sires across 8 different breeds. It consisted of 50 Jan/Feb/March 2016 born steers. Continue reading
Following the release of the HerdPlus Beef Calving Statistics we have taken a closer look at some important Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). Continue reading