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ICBF and Teagasc launched a new decision support tool, the C.O.W. (Cow’s Own Worth), to aid in culling and retention decisions of dairy females on Tuesday 31st of October. The new C.O.W. profile has been accessed by over 1,000 distinct herds since it was launched on Tuesday morning.

Phil Owens, Margaret Kelleher and Ross Evans, ICBF at the launch of the C.O.W. which took place in Moorepark on Tuesday

This is an impressive milestone to reach just two days after this profile was launched and shows just how much interest dairy farmers, including people from the breeding industry have in the C.O.W. profile.The C.O.W. is a new on-line support tool that instantly ranks dairy cows on their expected future profit potential based on the most up-to-date information available. Farmers can quickly identify under-performing cows, choose cull candidates and keep the most profitable cows in the herd.

ICBF and Teagasc would like to thank everyone who has helped to progress the C.O.W. to this stage and very much look forward to the successful roll out of this support tool.