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Some of the first calves from the 2015 Gene Ireland beef bulls are currently being born on farms. Here are some of Seepa Fionn’s first progeny.Pictured below are some of the first calves to be born from the Simmential Gene Ireland bull ‘Seepa Fionn’ SI2158

Seepa Fionn has a replacement index of €165(5 Star) @ 46% reliability on his latest genomic proof (August 2016). Genomics has increased Fionn’s reliability by 19% since Fionn was first in the Gene Ireland catalogue just over 12 months ago.

Seepa Fionn (SI2158) heifer calf at 2 days old. Cow calved on her own and calf weighted 52kgs at birth.

Seepa Fionn (SI2158) mixed twins x SI/LM cow

Seepa Fionn 4Seepa Fionn 5

Seepa Fionn (SI2158) from a SI/SH cow. Calf was born with no assistance needed.

Thanks to Paddy Hennelly and Richard Woodmartin 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