• 5 star cows Delivering on Key Fertility Traits

    Recent analysis of the fertility performance of the national suckler herd shows that 5 star Replacement Index cows are delivering the best fertility performance for Irish suckler farmers (table 1).

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  • Euro-Star Index Explained

    The Euro-Star Index is a breeding index designed to aid beef farmers in the selection of more profitable breeding animals. Euro-Star Indexes quantify the genetic component of an animal’s performance across all traits of importance for Irish suckler farmers.

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  • Recording Dry Off Dates is Very Important

    Pouring Money Down the Drain? Farmers that don’t record dry offs do not receive an accurate Annual Report for their herd or valid lactations for their animals that have paid for.

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  • Tully Commercial Progeny Test Results

    The Gene Ireland Progeny test centre recently slaughtered 52 bulls at Slaney Foods International, Bunclody, Co. Wexford. The progeny were sired by 20 different AI sires across 8 different breeds. It consisted of 52 August & September 2016 born bulls.

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  • The Role of the DAIRY G€N€ IR€LAND Programme

    Gene Ireland is the name given to the Dairy breeding programme in Ireland. An effective breeding programme is necessary to ensure an adequate supply of top genetic bulls from a wide range of high EBI sires for farmers to choose from each year.

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  • Video – Why Genotype your Dairy Females?

    Genotyping females can play a significant role for identifying the most profitable heifers to breed as replacements. Genomics is breeding using DNA to help better predict how well an animal will perform in the future.

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