Almost 7,500 Weekly Fertility Reports have been generated across 5,325 herds over the past 4 weeks! With the breeding season now well under way, it is more important than ever to track your herd’s fertility performance. (more…)
With the 2021 breeding season well underway, now is a good time to look back at the previous breeding season. Below, we display the top 50 Beef AI bulls used on Beef Cows in 2020 based on the data recorded on the ICBF database. (more…)
The May 2021 evaluation figures are now available for all dairy and beef animals. The ICBF Animal Search, Active Bull Lists and Stock Bull Finder have all been updated. (more…)
With the 2021 breeding season well underway, now is a good time to look back at the previous breeding season. Below, we display the top 50 AI bulls used in 2020 based on the data recorded on the ICBF database. (more…)
First of all, don’t panic, the issues that these text messages relate to are minor and very simple to rectify. There are many reasons why you may have a received a text from us (outlined below).
Using a bull only for his ‘easy calving’ or ‘short gestation’ attributes can result in lighter carcasses. However, incorporating several traits simultaneously into selection decisions using an overall index (i.e., the Dairy Beef Index; DBI) can produce more balanced cattle with more favourable economic returns. (more…)
ICBF HerdPlus has just launched a new dairy bull usage report for dairy farmers. This report is an additional page to the weekly fertility report. The report outlines the main breeding guidelines on the minimum number of bulls to be used in your herd and the maximum bull usage recommended for individual bulls during the breading season. (more…)