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The Top 200 herds, ranked on EBI, have been published on the ICBF web site.

There is no change in the top 2 herds with Liam O’Leary, Conna and Martin Kinane, Ballyglass still occupying the top two positions.

Sean Ring, Kiskeam overtakes Jim Delahunty, Birr to claim the third position. Congratulations to the 24 herds that are making an appearance on the list for the first time.

See Link – Top 200 Herds on EBI

The average EBI of the Top 200 herds is €185 with €56 coming from Milk and €98 from Fertility. The Table below outlines the county breakdown of herds making up the list. 21 of the 26 counties are represented with Cork, Trpperary and Waterford, unsurprisingly, making up over half the list.

Designator County Num
IE11 Carlow 1
IE12 Cavan 3
IE13 Clare 12
IE14 & IE15 Cork 63
IE16 Donegal 4
IE18 Galway 5
IE19 Kerry 11
IE20 Kildare 1
IE21 Kilkenny 9
IE22 Laois 7
IE24 Limerick 8
IE25 Longford 1
IE26 Louth 1
IE28 Meath 9
IE30 Offaly 2
IE32 Sligo 1
IE33 & IE34 Tipperary 32
IE35 Wateford 19
IE36 Westmeath 3
IE37 Wexford 6
IE38 Wicklow 2