FBD €uro-Star €200 Commercial Beef Finalist – AI usage has played a pivotal role in increasing the herd Replacement Index in Co. Carlow

Thomas Bolger runs a 40-cow suckler to beef enterprise in Borris, Co. Carlow. Males are slaughtered as steers at 24 months. Steers are purchased in and finished alongside homebred animals. Surplus heifers are slaughtered at 22 months. (more…)

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Suckler 5 year trend reports now live

The latest new 5 Year Trend Report is now live for all HerdPlus suckler farmers. This report allows you to assess the breeding performance of your suckler herd over the last five years (2016 – 2020) on six Key Performance Indicators (more…)

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FBD €uro-Star €200 Commercial Beef Finalist – Replacement Index makes significant gains in Westmeath herd

Kevin Browne operates a suckler to beef and sheep enterprise near Athlone in Co. Westmeath. Males are slaughtered as bulls U24 months. Surplus heifers are sold in-calf. The traits of most importance in this herd are easy calving, docility and milk. (more…)

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FBD €uro-Star €200-Commercial Beef Finalist – Waterford herd excelling across fertility key performance indicators

Thomas Dee runs a 70-cow suckler to beef herd in Clashmore, Co. Waterford. Males are slaughtered as bulls U16 months and surplus females are sold as yearlings. (more…)

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FBD €uro-Star €200-Pedigree Beef Finalist – Data recording central to Ballyaville herd success

The Deverell family run the Ballyaville pedigree Hereford herd just outside the village of Geashill in Co Offaly. The herd consists of 80 pedigree Hereford cows, 5 pedigree Simmental cows and 15 commercial cows in a split calving system. The family have been breeding Herefords since the 1930s and have built up a loyal base of repeat customers. (more…)

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FBD €uro-Star €200-Pedigree Beef Finalist – Elite levels of fertility and efficiency in the Riversfield herd

Tom and Geraldine Molan run the Riversfield pedigree Salers herd just outside Kilmallock in Co. Limerick. The herd consists of 45 pedigree cows and 5 commercial cows which are run alongside a thoroughbred horse breeding enterprise. (more…)

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FBD €uro-Star €200-Pedigree Beef Finalist – Genotyping and data recording vital for decision making in the Randalstown herd

Miriam and Benny Sheridan run the Randalstown Charolais herd near Navan in Co. Meath. The herd consists of 10 pedigree Charolais cows, 5 pedigree Charolais heifers, 4 commercial cows and 4 pedigree Charolais young bulls. The Sheridans breed animals destined for both the suckler and dairy herd. As a result, the traits that are most important in this herd when making breeding decisions are calving ease, fertility, docility, carcass and milk. (more…)

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