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ICBF Database in Numbers

1 Million
Genotypes

There are over 2M Genotypes in the national database and counting. ICBF is the largest Beef Genomics database in the world.

1 Billion
SNPs

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. 

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FBD €uro-Star €200 Pedigree Beef Finalist – Fermoyle herd makes tremendous strides in herd fertility

Enda and Kevin Moloney operate a pedigree Limousin herd under the ‘Fermoyle’ prefix, situated outside Broadford, Co Clare. The herd consists of 16 pedigree Limousin cows, 8 commercial cows and 11 pedigree young bulls. Their main market for the pedigree bulls produced on the farm is suckler herds. For this reason, there is an emphasis placed on both the Replacement and Terminal Index.

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