Checkout our ‘Period 2’ BEAM Calculator

ICBF launched a new online tool for our HerdPlus  members at the end of 2020. The BEAM calculator is designed to allow BEAM applicants to project forward their overall organic nitrogen produced. It is still available for those operating off of period 2 (01 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2021). Users can enter the  stock numbers which they intend to have on farm from now until 31st Dec 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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Milk Recording up 22% Year to Date

As of June 25th levels of milk recording are up by more than 22% when compared to the same period in 2020. This year there are over 900,000 cows recorded year to date compared with just over 740,000 for the same period last year. (more…)

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Health Event Recording levels up 86% Since 2018

Health event recording helps to improve the reliability of the health and management traits of both the dairy and beef national herd. The continued recording of these traits will better place the Irish dairy and beef sectors to select the next generation of high health, easy management AI sires which will ultimately leave more profit for Irish farmers in the future. (more…)

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HerdPlus Graduate Programme 2021

ICBF are currently recruiting for the position of ‘HerdPlus Graduate Program’. Successful candidates will be offered an exciting opportunity to join our world leading organisation for a twelve-month period commencing in September 2021. (more…)

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