November 2021 Genetic Evaluations now live

The November 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 animal’s 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, 298,472 additional milking speed records were added to the November evaluation, an addition of 2.8% extra records. This brings the total milking speed records to 10,974,726. 804,690 milk production records were also added, bringing the total milk production records to 43,072,271, an extra 1.9%.

In terms of beef records, 72,030 cow live weights were included in the November evaluation, an additional 4% and 22,094 450-550 day live weights were included, an extra 2.5%.  Calf docility and quality records increased by 52,858 and 57,988 respectively.

Over 2.5 Million Genotypes

Genomics saw some 29,207 added for this evaluation bringing the total number of genotypes included in the latest evaluation to 2,579,746.

14,711 TB and 1,231 Liver Fluke records were included in this evaluation, bringing their totals to 1,294,848 and 474,574 respectively.

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 January 2022. 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].