March 2021 Genetic Evaluations now live

The March 2021 evaluation figures are now available for all dairy and beef animals. The ICBF Animal Search, Active Bull Lists and Stock Bull Finder have all been updated. Farmers subscribed to the HerdPlus service can view their animals new evaluation figures through the various online profiles. Reports (EBI, Euro-Star, BDGP Eligibility, etc.) will be updated over the coming weeks. Farmers will be notified by text as soon as these reports are available online.

New Records

On the dairy side there are some 61,839 additional milk production records added to the March evaluation, an addition of 0.2% extra records bringing total milk production records to 39,919,716. Calving Interval added an additional 55,786 records to this evaluation while Lameness and Mastitis seen additions of 32,691 and 35,650 respectively.

In terms of beef records, there are some 19,962 additional cow live weights and some 8,208 additional maternal weaning weights added to the March evaluation. Beef Calving Interval added an additional 45,431 records to this evaluation.

Genomics saw some 20,848 added for this evaluation bringing the total number of genotypes included in the latest evaluation to 2,251,316. Some 30,569 additional liver fluke records were added to the March evaluation, an addition of 7.5% extra records bringing total liver fluke records to 439,916.

Full details of additional records can be viewed under ‘Genetic Evaluations’ on both ‘Dairy EBI‘ and ‘Beef Eurostar‘ pages

Next Evaluation Dates

The next evaluation publication date is set for 25th May 2021. For more information on future publication dates and their respective data deadlines, please click here.

If you have any queries on evaluation figures please contact us on 023-8820452 or email [email protected].