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Ballygarvan Stud Ike has a replacement index of €149(5 Star) @ 56% reliability on his latest genomic proof (December 2017). Genomics increased Ike’s reliability by 16% when he was initially genotyped in 2016.

Pictured below is one of the first calves to be born by the Limousin Gene Ireland bull ‘Ballygarvan Stud Ike’ LM2151

Ballygarvan Stud Ike (LM2151) calf from MLJ cow

Progeny from Gene Ireland bulls were recently slaughtered after completing a feed efficiency trial at the Gene Ireland Progeny test centre located in Tully, Co. Kildare. Among the animals on test during this trial period was IE301049010266, a son of LM2151. This animal who was slaughtered at 15 months of age is out of a AAxLM dam.

The bull had a dry matter intake of 13.36 kilograms and recorded an average daily gain of 1.53 kilograms/day. This equates to a feed efficiency of 8.73.

The bull’s initial live-weight was 514 kilograms. He had a final live-weight of 670 kilograms and a carcass weight of 396.7 kilograms. This equated to a kill-out percentage 59.2%, carcass conformation of U= and a fat score of 3+.

IE301049010266, a son of LM2151

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