• Key International Speaker – Prof. Dorian Garrick

    We are delighted to have Prof. Dorian Garrick, Ph.D. Massey University, New Zealand as a confirmed speaker for the ICBF & Sheep Ireland Genetics Conference taking place 5th&6th December 2018 at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone.

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  • What is the best way to dry-off cows?

    According to AHI, one important aspect of the dry period is Dry-Cow Therapy (DCT). This is the treatment of cows at the end of lactation with a long acting antibiotic and/or an internal teat sealer. Using DCT is one of the components of an effective mastitis control programme.

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  • Bimonthly genetic evaluations to commence from January

    The ICBF is happy to announce that genetic evaluations will now be published bimonthly commencing in January. This will mean that we will now publish evaluations six times per year rather than the traditional three times per year.

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