Spring 2016 Gene Ireland Dairy Programme

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  • This spring our target is to test 70 High EBI young bulls.
  • Genomic data is used in the bull selection process. Pedigree herds will receive all pedigree bulls.

  • The cost is €8.50 per straw.
  • All Herds who use Gene Ireland bulls are expected to participate fully in recording all relevant data e.g., inseminations, milk recording, fertility, health and disease events etc.
  • Excellent customer support is provided including inbreeding reports for your herd, test bull information sheets & on-line Gene Ireland® reports and profiles.

BREED PACKS AND EXPECTED EBI’S ARE AS FOLLOWS: 

  • Holstein-Friesian: Expected EBI = €374
  • Pure Friesian :       Expected EBI = €269
  • Multi-breed:          Expected EBI = €290

The Multi-breed pack is a combination of Jerseys, HF x JE crossbreds and HF bulls for comparative purposes.

Test straws are available in packs of 25 (5 bulls x 5 straws) 35(5 bulls x 7 straws) and 50 (5 bulls x 10 straws).

Click here for potential Holstein/Friesian Dairy bulls list

Click here for potential British Friesian, Jersey and Jersey Cross-bred list

Click here for a sign-up form

Click here to view our Dairy Gene Ireland webpage

If interested in joining the programme(s) this spring, it is advisable to do one of the following as soon as possible as demand is high.

  • Complete the Sign-up Form and return to Gene Ireland, ICBF, Highfield House, Bandon, Co. Cork
  • Ring ICBF on 1850 600 900 or 023 882 0452 to sign up over the phone.
  • Text the word BULL to 089-4577663 for a call-back,or Contact your local Semen Sales advisor.

2016 Dairy /Beef Programme

Straws from Beef bulls suitable for use in dairy cows will be available to interested herds.

To receive more information on Dairy/Beef Programme please contact Niall Kilrane on 045 521 573