ICBF in collaboration with DAFM and ICOS are coordinating BDGP eligible female sales in marts thoughout September and October. These females will be genotyped 4/5-star and born on/before 30th June 2021. If purchased, they will immediately be counted towards your herd’s 31st Oct target once moved into your herd number.
Kieran Noonan runs a pedigree and commercial suckler herd in Tullylease, Charleville, Co. Cork. He runs his Limousins under the name of Dromanig and his Herefords and Angus’ under the name Doubletree. Kieran has been breeding pedigree animals for a number of years and frequently uses the HerdPlus service to aid in his breeding and management decisions.
The deadline for weighing animals as part of the BEEP-S and the Dairy Beef Calf Programme is fast approaching. Animals in both Beef Sector Efficiency Programmes must be weighed before November 1st. The weight data recorded should be submitted to the ICBF database within 7 days of the weighing event.
What are the most popular beef sires used in Suckler herds this year? Below is a list of the sires with the most serves recorded during the first 6 months of the year (01/01/2022- 30/06/2022). The results are based on the analysis of insemination data collected from AI technicians linked to the ICBF database, through their AI handheld system.
For the majority of us, we are lucky enough to have brothers and sisters, siblings who we share the same parentage with. Does this mean that we are the exact same as our 'full brothers' and 'full sisters'?