Systems Administrator Position

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The ICBF operates a national cattle breeding database.  The genetic evaluations and research performed by ICBF is used by farmers and the Irish agri-food industry.

We are currently looking for a Systems Administrator to join the team (more…)

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Why should you be recording health and disease data?

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Why should you be recording health and disease data?

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Why record? To have healthier cows and calves!

Health and disease are an ever increasing cost on Irish cattle farms. Recent work by ICBF and Teagasc has indicated substantial genetic variation in health and disease traits. (more…)

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Do you want to buy a Gene Ireland AI bull?

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ICBF and the programme partners are now selling 10 Gene Ireland AI bulls that have met their target semen requirement. These bulls were primarily selected based on their replacement index (milk & fertility). (more…)

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Top 200 Herds Announced

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The Top 200 herds, ranked on EBI, have been published on the ICBF web site.

There is no change in the top 2 herds with Liam O’Leary, Conna and Martin Kinane, Ballyglass still occupying the top two positions.

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