The ICBF & Sheep Ireland Genetics Conference will take place on Friday 17th of January 2020 in the Heritage Hotel, Killenard, Co. Laois. This event will comprise of split Dairy, Beef and Sheep sessions in the morning, with the FBD €uroStar €200 competition awards being presented during lunch. (more…)
ICBF to launch improved genetic evaluations later this month
January 8th, 2020: Earlier this week, the board of ICBF approved the implementation of changes to both the Dairy EBI and the calving difficulty evaluation, with both coming into effect on the next official proof run (21st January). (more…)
The March Evaluation will be published on 24th March. The final date to have any DNA samples (hair/tissue/AI straws returned to ICBF in order to have genomic evaluation published in March, is 8th January. (more…)
The ICBF animal search facility has had over 4.26 million individual hits year to date for 2019 and is on track to reach over 4.44 milion hits by the close of 2019 . This is an impressive statistic and shows just how much dairy and beef farmers, including people from the breeding industry value the animal search. (more…)
The national Beef herd stands at 934,273 cows, the population has declined from 2018 to 2019, by a staggering 42,065 cows. In the last 4 years, the number of beef cows in Ireland has declined year on year. From 2016 to 2019 the national beef herd has decreased by 83,936 cows.