ICBF and the programme partners, have recently launched the exciting new Gene Ireland panel of high replacement index beef bulls for Autumn 2020. Building on the success of previous programmes, these bulls have been selected on their potential to deliver in two key areas. Firstly, to produce heifers which are fertile and will have an adequate level of milk and secondly, to produce a heifer that will deliver a calf with good beef attributes for traits such as good growth rate and conformation.
The benefits of the Programme:
- Access to new high Replacement Index beef bulls in Irish AI at only €5 per straw (technician charges may apply).
- Straws will be delivered to your own tank of the technician of your choosing.
- Potential to sell some progeny back to ICBF for future performance testing at the Tully Beef Test Centre.
- Freedom to choose from whatever combination of bulls and breeds that you require from the catalogue.
Breeds that are currently available on the Autumn panel include Angus, Charolais, Limousin and Simmental. Additional breeds may be added to the programme during at a later stage.
Please note: It is not recommended to use G€N€ IR€LAND bulls on maiden heifers.
Further information on the bulls currently available and a copy of the Order Form which must be signed to avail of the straws, are available below. If you are interested in participating in the G€N€ IR€LAND Beef programme 2020, or have any questions in relation to the programme, please contact ICBF on 023 8820452 or email [email protected]