Cow's Own Worth (C.O.W.) is an award-winning culling support tool for Spring calving, and milk recording herds. The C.O.W. combines multiple…
The deadline for weighing animals as part of the BEEP-S and the Dairy Beef Calf Programme is fast approaching. Animals in both Beef Sector Efficiency Programmes must be weighed before November 1st. The weight data recorded should be submitted to the ICBF database within 7 days of the weighing event. (more…)
For the majority of us, we are lucky enough to have brothers and sisters, siblings who we share the same parentage with. Does this mean that we are the exact same as our ‘full brothers’ and ‘full sisters’? (more…)
Insemination data is significant for the purpose of genetic evaluations for fertility & gestation lengths. This includes whether the cow repeats or holds to that serve. (more…)
Reports containing the latest co-op data are now available online and are being posted to farmers over the coming week. These reports include the calving information taken from the 2022 Dairy Calving Report.
What are the most popular dairy and beef sires used in dairy herds this year? Below is a list of the sires with the most serves recorded during the first 6 months of the year (01/01/2022- 30/06/2022). The results are based on the analysis of insemination data collected from AI technicians linked to the ICBF database, through their AI handheld system. (more…)
The total number of cows milk recording in 2022 has increased by 11.4% year to date when compared with the same period in 2021. The total number of cows recorded in 2022 now stands at over 1 million animals (1,052,448). (more…)
The November 2022 Evaluation will be published on 22nd November. The final date to have any DNA samples (hair/tissue/AI straws returned to ICBF to have genomic evaluation published in November, is 31st August. (more…)