First Calves from Highfield Odran SA2153

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The first calves from the autumn 2015 Gene Ireland beef bulls are currently being born on farms. Here are some of Highfield Odran’s first progeny. Pictured below are three of the first calves to be born by the Salers Gene Ireland bull ‘Highfield Odran’ SA2153

Highfield Odran has a replacement index of €161(5 Star) @ 44% reliability on his latest genomic proof (August 2016). Genomics has increased Odran’s reliability by 20% since Odran was first in the Gene Ireland catalogue 12 months ago.

SA2153 calf1

Highfield Odran bull calf out of a STQ cow. This calf weighed 51kg at birth

SA2153 calf3Highfield Odran heifer calf out of a PCH cow. This calf weighed 43kg at birth SA2153 calf2

Highfield Odran heifer calf out of a BBX cow. This calf weighed 43kg at birth

All three calves were born in August 2016. Thanks to Trevor Boland for sending in these photos to ICBF and recording the birth weights on these calves.

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