ICBF in collaboration with DAFM and ICOS are coordinating BDGP eligible female sales in marts thoughout September and October. These females will be genotyped 4/5-star and born on/before 30th June 2021. If purchased, they will immediately be counted towards your herd’s 31st Oct target once moved into your herd number.

Herds interested in purchasing eligible females

Entries for these sales can be viewed through your ICBF online account (mobile & app). Once logged in go to ‘Services’ > ‘Stock Express’ > ‘Buyer’ and select the sale you are interested in. Most animals will be entered the week of the sale.

Having purchased genotyped 4/5-star females please recheck your herd’s BDGP compliance online through your ICBF account. Under the ‘View Profiles’ dropdown click ‘BDGP Eligibility’. This profile will give you an up to date picture of where your herd stands in relation to each target. Any targets which your herd is non-compliant on will be highlighted in red.

If you are short BDGP eligible females and are not waiting for genotyping results, your only option to meet the 31st Oct target is to purchase genotyped 4/5 star females.

Herds with Surplus Animals interested in selling eligible females

If you have a surplus of genotyped 4/5 star females currently in your herd after the latest evaluation, the upcoming BDGP eligible female sales might be of interest. Herds that are short of their requirement will have to purchase genotyped 4/5-star females before 31st October. If you would consider selling genotyped 4/5 star females please see the sales information below.

If you are interested in selling eligible females, which can be made up of uncalved females born on/before 30th June 2021, simply log on to the ‘ICBF Web Application’ app. This is free to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Once logged in go to Menu > Services > Stock Express. Here you can select to ‘Sell’, then choose ‘Mart Sale’ from the sales category and a list of upcoming sales will appear. Once a sale is selected, all genotyped 4/5 star (in the current evaluation) females in your herd will be displayed and can be entered for that sale. These sales will be sections of regular mart sales. BDGP herds short of eligible females will be notified of all upcoming sales.

Details of upcoming sales are as follows

Mart Sale Date 1 Sale Date 2 Sale Date 3
Ballina 18/10/2022    
Ballinasloe 12/10/2022 19/10/2022  
Ballyjamesduff 27/09/2022    
Bandon 26/09/2022 10/10/2022 24/10/2022
Cahir 28/09/2022 12/10/2022 26/10/2022
Carnew 15/10/2022 22/10/2022 29/10/2022
Carrigallen 10/10/2022 24/10/2022  
Clare 29/09/2022 20/10/2022  
Corrin 27/09/2022 11/10/2022 25/10/2022
Donegal 23/09/2022 21/10/2022  
Dungarvan 26/09/2022 10/10/2022 24/10/2022
Elphin 19/10/2022    
Gort 20/10/2022    
Gortatlea 26/10/2022    
kilkenny 13/10/2022 20/10/2022 27/10/2022
Macroom 01/10/2022 15/10/2022 29/10/2022
Roscrea 28/09/2022    
Skibbereen 30/09/2022 14/10/2022 28/10/2022
Tuam 10/10/2022    
Wexford 11/10/2022    

Should you have any queries please contact us on 023-8820452 or email [email protected].