Increased Output through Milk Recording

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There is an old management adage that states “You can’t manage what you don’t measure”. Without measurement, you don’t know if you’re getting better or worse and without knowing this, you can’t manage for improvement! (more…)

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Angus Gene Ireland ‘JZJ’ Calf

Pictured above is a ‘JZJ’ (Cairnmor Jameson) calf in the herd of Patrick O’Regan, Ballinadee, Bandon, Co.Cork. He is out of a Simmental cow who was sired by ‘Steinadler’ and has an average calving interval of 342 days.


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Gene Ireland ‘XDM’ Calves

Patrick O’Regan, Ballinadee, Bandon, Co.Cork used Beef Gene Ireland Young Bull semen on his herd. Pictured above at the following link are some calves sired by the Gene Ireland Simmental Young Bull ‘Celtic Diceman’ (XDM).


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Top 2,000 Cow Listing

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Springhaven Biddy 162 EX90 (pictured), owned by Robert Troy Jnr. from Newtownshandrum, Co. Cork, is the top EBI cow in the country with an EBI of €382.40. (more…)

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Top herd now reaches €239!

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Pat Flynn, Kilworth, Co. Cork has now reached €239 on our ‘Top 200 Herds on EBI’ listing and remains on top of the list. Kieran Hearne, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Waterford has jumped to second position with an EBI of €228 while Martin Kinane remains at number 3 on the list (more…)

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Unknown or Unreportable?

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Progress to date:

Over the past year ICBF has been asking farmers to report on farm health and disease events and the response has been very good between those who have recorded on and through their farm software. (more…)

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Gene Ireland Parthenaise Calves

Photographed above is a Parthenaise heifer calf sired by Gene Ireland bull ‘ZYH’ Alamira Harry (bred by Liam Fitzgerald, Mallow, Co.Cork) that was recently born in the herd of Niall O’Donnell, Ballinlyna Lower, Kilmallock, Co.Limerick.


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