FBD €uro-Star €200 Pedigree Beef Finalist –Performance recording proving key to the success of the Kilkitt herd

Sean Brady along with his family, farm the Kilkitt pedigree Simmental herd outside Castleblaney, Co Monaghan. The herd’s Replacement Index now ranks in the top 10% nationally, having increased from €102 in 2016 to €118 in 2021. (more…)

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FBD €uro-Star €200-Commercial Beef Finalist – Increased AI usage having a positive impact on the genetic merit of Co. Galway herd

Raymond Hanrahan along with his son Christopher run a 20-cow suckler to weaning enterprise near Gort, Co. Galway. The overall herd Replacement Index has made steady strides in the last 5 years from €79 in 2016 to €110 in 2021. (more…)

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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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