• Gene Ireland graduates semen now available

    The Gene Ireland Programme are delighted to announce that three additional bulls are now available to pedigree herds through the GI Graduate proven bull panel, this brings the total number of proven bulls available through the programme to five.

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  • How you can take Irish cattle breeding to the next level!

    On-farm recorded data is a vital element of the Irish genetic evaluation process and the creation of the Euro-Star and EBI indexes. Every herd owner in Ireland can act as a data collector for ICBF and in doing so contribute vital information to the database.

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  • Gene Ireland Beef Programme Update

    Since the inception of the Gene Ireland programme a total of 216 beef bulls have been involved. In 2012 the focus moved to selecting bulls with even stronger maternal traits, in response to a decline in milk and fertility in the Irish Suckler herd.

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