Friday 29th July marks the official deadline for the submission of all 2015 genotype samples and 2015 calf data as part of the BDGP. There was some confusion following a letter received by BDGP participants recently regarding this deadline. (more…)
The latest addition to the ICBF presentations page is a presentation on Multi-breed Genomic Evaluations for 1 Million Beef Cattle in Ireland put together by Dr. Andrew Cromie ICBF with the help of other contributors.
Replacement Beef Heifers are sourced by Irish Suckler farmers in many different ways . With the BDGP scheme there has never been as much focus in this area. Every suckler farmer has his/her own story as to how they source theirs, ICBF would like to capture as many of these stories as possible.
Farmers participating in the BDGP will be applying genomics tissue tags to animals over the coming weeks. (more…)
ICBF and the programme partners are now selling 9 G€N€ IR€LAND AI bulls that have met their target semen requirement. These bulls have been primarily selected based on their replacement index. (more…)