• Essential Website Maintenance

    We will be carrying out some essential maintenance on our website this evening. There may be possible interruptions to the website from 5pm tomorrow (23/08/2017) as a result of this. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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  • WHPR Profile – J&E Lynch

    The new ICBF Whole Herd Recording Program has just recently passed the significant milestone of having 500 pedigree breeders signing up to avail of the service. The new WHPR program has replaced the old way in which pedigree beef herds were performance recorded by ICBF.

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  • The ICBF Animal Search

    The ICBF ‘Animal Search’ facility allows ICBF users to search for females in HerdPlus/BDGP herds. This facility is having a significant impact on the breeding industry in Ireland. This feature can be used by anyone and can be found on the right hand side of the ICBF home screen. 

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  • Gene Ireland Dam and Daughter

    The first calves from the 2016 Gene Ireland beef bulls are currently being born on farms. Pictured below is a Gene Ireland sired Cow. She is a genotyped 5 star with a replacement index of €112.

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  • Bull Nostalgia: Garry Leader 4th

    Garry Leader 4th (GYL) was a Shorthorn bull that was born on the 10th of March 1978 . His semen was marketed by North Western Cattle Breeding Society (now Munster & PG).

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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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