The ‘Gurtshane‘ Limousin herd is run by Sean & John Ryan, Gurtshane, Newport, Co. Tipperary. The herd was founded when 8 heifers were purchased from the ‘Cookstown’ and ‘Turraree’ pedigree limousin herds. The Gurtshane herd operates a 100% AI policy.
Following last week’s release of the HerdPlus® Dairy Calving reports, ICBF can report further improvement has taken place in the fertility performance of the national dairy herd,with the average calving interval having improved by 3 days (more…)
Beef Liveweight Output is a figure requested as part of the BTAP Baseline Survey. Beef Liveweight Output is a measure of…
Angela & Gerard Brickley, Coolrain, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Backround of the herd: The herd goes back to 8 heifers imported from Austria in 1975 by Tom Brickley, Gerard’s father, to found the Anatrim Herd. Further imports have taken place over the years to ensure adequate milk and new traits such as Polled have being introduced. The Celtic herd has now been built up to 52 calving, which starts on 1st December. The aim is to tighten calving into a 3 month period. Embryo transfer is extensively used, with 40% of calves born by ET this past season. (more…)