BEEP – worth its weight in gold

Pat Donnellan, ICBF talks through some of the reasons why BEEP is worth its weight in gold.

‘Getting them all in to weigh will be some dose, are you home this weekend to help?’, ‘Well, have a guess, what weight do you think she is?’, ‘I can’t believe how heavy he is!’. All of these and many more like them could be heard on suckler farms (more…)

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Recording Birth Events
Pic 2: The chest girth being measured on a new-born calf.

Recording Birth Events

By recording birth event information on your HerdPlus, you are contributing vital data to genetic evaluations. You can record extra birth data on you newborn calves such as calving ease, malpresentation, birth size, calf vigour, birth weight and birth measurements which will directly impact the Euro-Star and EBI indices. (more…)

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DNA based calf registration – Not only possible but also feasible

‘Mark Waters, ICBF goes through the next step for animal traceability’. In 1996, Ireland became world leaders in the traceability of cattle from birth to factory when the Cattle Movement Monitoring System (CMMS) was introduced. This system required all farmers to apply identification tags to each calf at birth and register this unique number in the Animal Identification and Movements (AIM) database. (more…)

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Looking for love this Valentine’s Day? Check out the ICBF Stockbull finder to find an eligible bachelor for the main ladies in your life.

The ‘Stockbull Finder’ is a sales tool on www.icbf.com designed to help farmers around the country in sourcing Stockbulls from herds with excellent levels of data recording. (more…)

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