Change on the way for Dairy EBI

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In September 2016, the EBI genetic base cow, which is the genetic reference point for all dairy cattle in Ireland, will become younger, as we move from a 1995 to a 2005 born genetic base cow.

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Health and Genotypes: Another big step for ICBF
Through genetic testing we hope to reduce incidence of known genetic diseases

Health and Genotypes: Another big step for ICBF

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The IDB SNP chip has been used for nearly all of Ireland’s cattle genotyping and was developed by ICBF and its research collaborators, Teagasc etc., for our farmers to lower the cost of parentage verification and contribute to genetic breeding values. (more…)

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Research Update on Cow Own Worth (COW)

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The Cow Own Worth or COW rank is a performance ranking designed to rank dairy females on their expected profit potential for their remaining lifetime. This rank is very much in the pilot stage. Below is an explanation and some of the latest developments on COW. (more…)

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