Dairy Gene Ireland programme

“Bryan Kingston (ICBF) explains the role of the national breeding programme in the Irish dairy Industry”

G€N€ IR€LAND® is the name of the national dairy breeding programme in Ireland and it forms an extremely important part of the Dairy Industry. (more…)

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37 new bulls make ‘Dairy Active Bull List’ for the first time

ICBF has today published the March 2020 genetic evaluations. This has seen the EBI & Euro-Star indexes for all cows, heifers, stock bulls and AI bulls updated. The Animal Search, Active Bull Lists, Stock Bull Finder, sales catalogues and all online profiles have now been updated with the new evaluation figures.

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Business as usual at ICBF

In light of these unprecedented times, we want to take this opportunity to first and foremost wish good health for you, your families, and your communities.

ICBF has worked proactively to mitigate risk and ensure business continuity, with top priorities given to the well-being of our colleagues, public health and seamless continuation of services. (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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