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ICBF will be present at the National Dairy Show Milstreet this Saturday October 20th. ICBF staff will be on hand to explain the benefits of our HerdPlus service and will be available to take any queries that you may have regarding any ICBF service.

National Dairy Innovation Awards

HerdPlus have entered C.O.W. into the National Dairy Innovation Awards this year. The award, run in conjunction with the National Dairy Show rewards a new product or service, which has been launched in the past 12 months, that has revolutionised some aspect of dairy farming. As well as an overall winner, there will also be awards in three individual sections — scientific, technology and engineering. C.O.W. has been entered in the science section.

C.O.W. or Cow’s Own Worth is a brand-new, interactive service and recent addition to the HerdPlus suite, available to Irish dairy farmers. C.O.W. was launched on 31st October 2017 and has seen a vast uptake of the service due to the exceptionally difficult conditions experienced this year. C.O.W. is a unique tool that can rank dairy cows within the herd on their expected profit performance for the remainder of their lifetime by collating readily available data in the ICBF database. Therefore, C.O.W. aids in making more profitable management decision by easily identifying underperforming cows within the herd. As a result, farmers can make more informed daily management decisions on culling and retention of animals.

We look forward to seeing you there.