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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 Kilree Leo’s first progeny.Pictured below is one of the first calves to be born by the Piedmontese Gene Ireland bull ‘Kilree Leo’ PI2157

Kilree Leo has a replacement index of €128(5 Star) @ 42% reliability on his latest genomic proof (August 2016). Genomics has increased Leo’s reliability by 28% since Leo was first in the Gene Ireland catalogue 12 months ago.

Kilree Leo (PI2157) heifer calf from CHX cow (DZP). This calf had a birth weight of 42kg

Thanks to David Clarke, Thurles for sending in this photo and birth event details 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