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ICBF, The Farmers Journal & Teagasc have produced a joint Beef Breeding Brochure so as suckler farmers will have a complete beef breeding reference guide for their beef breeding activities in Spring 2018. The purpose of this ‘Beef Stockbull & AI Sire guide Spring 2018’ is to provide a full listing of the contact details of the Beef Pedigree Bull Breeders that are participating in the ICBF (WHPR) Whole Herd Performance Recording Program. Farmers sourcing a new Beef Stockbull are encouraged to contact these Breeders as they are voluntarily getting their whole pedigree herds independently weight recorded & linear scored by ICBF.

The €uro-Star ratings of the bulls that are for sale in these herds is available through the ‘ICBF Stockbull Finder’ as well as a listing of all participating pedigree breeders.

The brochure contains the following:

  • A simple explanation of the ICBF €uro-Star system.
  • Advice on how to meet your BDGP target requirements.
  • Practical tips to follow when buying a new Stockbull.
  • A listing of the top 75 active Beef AI Sires.
  • A Bull sale catalogue page explanation.
  • A listing of all the main beef bull sales is provided.
  • An explanation of WHPR and how to use the new ICBF ‘Stockbull Finder’.
  • A listing of all pedigree breeders in the WHPR program with their phone numbers.

It has been sent out to 16,000 Beef & Dairy farmers as well as being available on the ICBF website and on request from ICBF, Teagasc, the Irish Farmers Journal and Beef Breed Societies.

Click HERE to view brochure in pdf