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ICBF leads industry collaboration to advance sustainable farming by improving genetic gain in the national herd and providing collaborative, data driven AgTech solutions


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ICBF Database in Numbers

1 Million

There are over 2.5M Genotypes in the national database and counting. ICBF is the largest Beef Genomics database in the world.

1 Billion

That’s ‘Billion’ with a ‘B’ (Over 80 times the population of China). SNPs are the most common type of genetic variation between animals.

1 Billion
Pieces of Data

There are over 1 Billion pieces of phenotypic (non genomic) data stored on the ICBF database. 

Latest from Blog

Making Use of the ICBF Inbreeding Checker

The Inbreeding Checker is breeding application, that can be found under 'Applications' in the HerdPlus menu. As the name suggests, the Inbreeding checker allows herd owners to check up to 10 bulls at a time with their cows and heifers.

Reminder - Not too late to run Dairy Sire Advice

Sire Advice allows the user to select bulls they wish to use for the breeding season and the mating program will match these bulls to cows to maximize EBI,  reduce the variation between milk and fertility and avoid inbreeding. This Spring, ICBF has developed new dairy beef mating options in conjunction with Teagasc.

ICBF on Mobile

icbf web application

Access the ICBF HerdPlus service via our new, user friendly app

animal search

Search for EBI and €uro-Star figures on the animals in the ICBF Database

icbf weight recording

Record live weights for your cattle on to the ICBF database from your phone.

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