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The first calves from the autumn 2015 Gene Ireland beef bulls are currently being born on farms. Here are some of Curaheen Earp’s first progeny. Pictured below is one of the first calves to be born by the Simmental Gene Ireland bull ‘Curaheen EarpSI2152

Curaheen Earp has a replacement index of €164(5 Star) @ 48% reliability on his latest genomic proof (August 2016). Genomics has increased Earp’s reliability by 16% since Earp was first in the Gene Ireland catalogue 12 months ago.

Curaheen Earp (SI2152) calf from lmx cross cow at 18 days

SI2152 calf at birth

Curaheen Earp (SI2152) calf from lmx cross cow at birth

SI2152calf x PTX(CBQ) 52kgBW bull calf

Curaheen Earp (SI2152) bull calf from PTX cow (CBQ). This calf had a birth weight of 52kg

Thanks to Paul Keating (Top 2 pictures) and David Clarke, Thurles (bottom picture) for sending in these photos to ICBF

If you have any photos of Gene Ireland progeny that you would like to share with us, please email them to [email protected]

To order straws of the new high index Gene Ireland bulls please call ICBF on 023 8820452. All straws cost €5 each and are delivered to your own AI technician or DIY flask