Some of the first calves from the 2016 Gene Ireland beef bulls are currently being born on farms. Here are some of Seepa Fionn’s progeny.Pictured below are some calves to be born from 2015 Simmential Gene Ireland bull ‘Seepa Fionn’ SI2158
Seepa Fionn has a replacement index of €185(5 Star) @ 53% reliability on his latest genomic proof (September 2017). Genomic and Phenotypic data increased Fionn’s reliability by 26% since Fionn was first in the Gene Ireland catalogue in 2015.
Red Bull – weighed 47 Kg at birth, 399 Kg at 8 mts ADG 1.45
Black Heifer – weighed 42 Kg at birth, 357 Kg at 8.7 mts ADG 1.19
Both animals were weaned and weighed on 13/10/2017.
Thanks to John Dullea 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