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The total numbers of pedigree calves quoted below are the total number of calves that have been registered to them in 2015 only.

55% of all pedigree calves born in 2015 were sired by AI Sires.

On average, about 34% of a breed’s pedigree calf crop is sired by just 10 Bulls.

Table 1: The above table shows the most popular sires of pedigree calves in 2015.

Table 1 summary

~ On average, across all of the breeds, the 10 most popular bulls sired 34% of the pedigree calves.

20% of pedigree Limousin calves born in 2015 were sired by 10 bulls. Pictured left: ‘Castleview Gringo’ – Most popular Sire of Pedigree Limousin calves in Ireland in 2015.

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