Gene Ireland – hits a record high!

In recent years we have added two new elements to the programme. Firstly,  a Dairy Beef section to progeny test high Dairy Beef Index bulls which are suitable for use on dairy cows. A Terminal section which contains beef bulls deemed suitable for use on suckler cows to produce profitable animals for sale or slaughter has also been added. (more…)

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New Commercial Beef Value (CBV)

At last week’s Teagasc Virtual Beef Conference, the new Commercial Beef Value was launched. This new selection tool for farmers with non breeding herds will have particular relevance to herds that are purchasing animals to bring to finish. (more…)

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Online Beef Discussion Groups

ICBF has commenced a series of online beef discussion groups this week which are running in conjunction with Teagasc. These two hour meetings are taking place with Teagasc advisors from across the country and their respective discussion groups. (more…)

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March 2022 Evaluation Deadline- Deadline for all genotypes samples is December 29th

The March 2022 Evaluation will be published on 22nd March. The final date to have any DNA samples (hair/tissue/AI straws returned to ICBF to have genomic evaluation published in March 2022, is December 29th 2021. (more…)

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