Dairy Evaluation Changes

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In the December evaluation, ICBF implemented new software to calculate genomic predictions and reliabilities.  The new software ensures the genomic predictions are utilising the most up-to-date methods available which replaces the old system which had been in operation since 2009. (more…)

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Fact – Genomics delivers 34kgs more solids

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Some recent commentary has suggested that using daughter proven bulls is more profitable than using genomic bulls. This is certainly not the case when we analyse the data from Irish commercial dairy herds! The data is clearly showing that progeny from genomic sires are performing some 3 days better in calving interval, 5% better in survival and 34kg more milk solids when compared to proven sires. (more…)

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