Based on figures calculated by Animal Health Ireland’s Cell Check Quick Calculator, the cost of mastitis for a herd averaging 300-400,000 cells/mL is estimated at €186.26/cow/year. For a 100-cow herd, this amounts to a staggering €18,626 reduction in profit. (more…)
Saturday 31st Oct was the final target date for herds participating in BDGP I (2015-2020). Herds were required to have the equivalent to 50% of their reference number in genotyped 4 or 5-star females. While the final numbers will not be known until after the 24th November genetic evaluation, the vast majority of the 22,500 participating herds look on course to meet the final 31st Oct 50% target.
We are pleased to launch the ICBF genomics service for across breed dairy evaluations. The genotype ordering screens has been updated to allow DNA sampling kits for multiple dairy breeds to be ordered online. The ordering menu has also been upgraded which will make it more user friendly to order genotypes, particularly for a group of females. The cost to genotype dairy females as part of a group or individually is now €22. (more…)
To ensure that all expected calving dates are included in your personalised Dairy Pocket Notebook for Spring 2021, all serves and…
Tuam Mart will have a sale of BDGP eligible females on Monday 26th. The sale starts at 11am. Carrigallen Mart will have a sale for BDGP eligible females at 7pm Monday 26th with 25 eligible females entered so far. All entries can be viewed on the ICBF Herdplus app. (more…)
Skibbereen Mart will have a sale of BDGP eligible females tomorrow. The sale starts at 1.30pm. Roscrea Mart will have a sale for BDGP eligible females at 2pm. Gortatlea Mart will also have a sale of BDGP eligible females with the sale starting at 2pm. All entries can be viewed on the ICBF Herdplus app. (more…)