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Bondi Jacob has a terminal index of €139 @ 60% reliability on his latest genomic proof (December 2017). Genomics increased Jacob’s reliability by 26% when he was initially genotyped in 2016.

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 a daughter of (CH2159). This animal was slaughtered at 15 months of age and was out of a SIxCH dam.

The animal had a dry matter intake of 12.17 kilograms and recorded an average daily gain of 1.8 kilograms/day. This equates to a feed efficiency of 6.76.

The animal’s initial live-weight was 526 kilograms. She had a final live-weight of 632 kilograms and a carcass weight of 337 kilograms. This equated to a kill-out percentage 53.3%, carcass conformation of U- and a fat score of 3=.

Age at Slaughter 15 months
Dam SI x CH
Dry Matter Intake 12.17 Kgs
Average Daily Gain 1.8 Kgs
Feed Efficiency 6.76
Initial Live weight 526 Kgs
Final Live weight 632 Kgs
Carcass Weight 337 Kgs
Kill out Percentage 53.3%
Carcass Confirmation & Fat U-3=

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