5 Easy Ways to Record Dry Off Dates

The drying off process is a very important process that takes place at the end of lactation.  By recording a cows’ dry off date you are completing her lactation on your HerdPlus reports. In doing so her lactation details will be available for pedigree certificates, sales catalogues and your Annual Report.

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Updated Gestation Length figures

Gestation length refers to the number of days that the fetus is developing between insemination and calving. ICBF have recently updated the gestation length figures based on insemination and calving data recorded over the past number of years. These updated figures will result in more accurate expected calving dates for animals going forward. (more…)

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New BEAM Calculator Goes Live

ICBF has just launched a new online tool for our HerdPlus  members. The BEAM calculator is designed to allow BEAM applicants to project forward their overall organic nitrogen produced from 01 July 2020 – 30 June 2021. Users can enter the  stock numbers which they intend to have on farm from now until the 30 June 2021. The BEAM calculator can then indicate whether you are meeting the required 5% BEAM scheme organic nitrogen reduction or not. (more…)

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Black Friday Deal – Sign up to HerdPlus for 12 months and get an additional 6 months Free

Black Friday Deal – Sign up to HerdPlus for 12 months and get an additional 6 months Free.
To avail of this offer, simply contact the HerdPlus team on 023-8820452 and quote ‘Black Friday Deal’
Offer valid from 24/11/2020 – 01/12/2020 for new customers paying by either Direct Debit or Credit/Debit Card.

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Peter Hynes – “It has been our best breeding season yet”

It’s the time of year when planning is crucial on farm. Decisions we make now will have the greatest impact on farm performance for 2021. We had a super scanning result with only 7% of cows empty and 100% of heifers in calf, with 68% in calf to first service. 145 animals will calve in February 2021. It has been our best breeding season yet. Synchronising the heifers on fixed time AI really works for us and it also shows the in-calf rate for first lactation cows. I feel it just allows them time to recover after calving to prepare for the breeding season. (more…)

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