In herds where the number of dairy breed replacements required has reduced due to cows being more fertile and surviving longer in the herds or where expansion targets have been achieved, there is the oportunity to use both dairy and beef AI from the start of the breeding season. In this clip, ICBF’s Siobhan Ring explains how this can lead to a more profitable system.
Hugh Egan farms 90 spring calving cross-bred cows in Co. Offaly. In this short clip, Hugh outlines how they now use both dairy and beef AI from the start of the breeding season. Hugh uses Angus and Hereford and selects his beef bulls using the DBI (Dairy Beef Index).