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Pic 2: The chest girth being measured on a new-born calf.

Recording Birth Events

By recording birth event information on your HerdPlus, you are contributing vital data to genetic evaluations. You can record extra birth data on your newborn calves such as calving ease, malpresentation, birth size, calf vigor, birth weight and birth measurements which will directly impact the Euro-Star and EBI indices. (more…)

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Gene Ireland – hits a record high!

In recent years we have added two new elements to the programme. Firstly,  a Dairy Beef section to progeny test high Dairy Beef Index bulls which are suitable for use on dairy cows. A Terminal section which contains beef bulls deemed suitable for use on suckler cows to produce profitable animals for sale or slaughter has also been added. (more…)

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