Irish Farmers Journal Adam Woods recently caught up with Dr. Stephen Conroy during Virtual Beef Week at the Gene Ireland Progeny Test Centre in Tully to discuss just what is recorded on site including feed intake, methane and meat quality data. (more…)
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has agreed to allow the November 2020 evaluation be included for the purposes of BDGP eligibility. Originally, the September evaluation was to be the final one before the 31st Oct BDGP deadline. (more…)
ICBF has just released an update to the Euro-Star details on mart screens for beef females. With the deadline for BDGP on 31st Oct in mind, ICBF is now defining whether the female will be eligible for BDGP if purchased. This removes the need for the purchaser to worry about date of birth, star rating and genomic status. (more…)
647,698 beef calves (beef sire x beef dam) were born on Irish farms in the first 6 months of 2020. Of these, 109,840 are registered to beef AI sires. This represents approximately 17% of all beef calves born. 55% of the calves were registered to a Stockbull with 27% approximately having no sire recorded.