The following is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) in relation to the Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme – Sucklers (BEEP-S) (more…)
This date should be of particular importance to BDGP participants with ungenotyped females with the October 31st replacement females requirement in mind. (more…)
On a recent social media post, we asked our followers to send on any questions they had around genotyping. Below is a brief synopsis of the main questions asked and their corresponding answers.
It can take anywhere from 10-18 weeks for a bull to receive a genomic evaluation from the time of ordering a sample kit. If you have a pedigree bull aimed at the autumn sales, it is likely that you will be required to get him genotyped. (more…)
Whilst life on the farm has been quiet in the last month, life in general has kept us well occupied. Daily chores are limited to milking, checking stock and some fertiliser once a week. The dry weather hasn’t affected us too much and we would hope to mow our second cut in a little over two weeks. (more…)
There are 4 factors that will both contribute to what ‘Milk’ index figure your bull starts out with and how it changes over time. 1. Back pedigree, 2. Genotype, 3. Foreign Data 4. Irish Data. (more…)
Herd-owners can order DNA kits through our self-selection screen by logging into your ICBF Account and selecting ‘Services’ – ‘Genomic Services’ – ‘Place Order’– ‘Genotype Groups’. (more…)