Peter Hynes – We’re on day 18 of breeding and have hit 90 percent submission

Breeding season has gone super so far, we’re on day 18 and have hit 90 percent submission so hopefully repeats will be quiet. We will continue AI for 5 or 6 weeks with the stockbull being left off with the herd on the last week of AI, as it can take bulls up to a week to get into their stride. (more…)

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Have you started running your weekly dairy fertility reports?

Breeding season 2020 has begun for many farmers around the country. Now is the ideal time to begin running your weekly fertility reports to monitor the performance of your breeding females. Quickly check online to see how your dairy herd is performing on a weekly basis compared to the national average. (more…)

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Breeding for low heritability traits can achieve real results

A common misconception is that breeding should not be pursued as a method for improving health or fertility traits due to their low heritability. Low heritability does not mean the trait cannot be improved. Low heritability simply signifies that much more records are required to achieve the same rate of genetic gain as high heritability trait (e.g., carcass weight or milk yield). (more…)

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Teagasc Online Breeding Seminars

Given current circumstances the Teagasc farm walks that would usually take place at this time of year, have been replaced by a series of free webinars. Make sure you tune in to the online breeding seminars for your opportunity to ask those all-important questions regarding the impending breeding season! (more…)

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