Don’t forget to record dry-off dates and treatments for cows calving this Autumn!

The drying off process is a very important process that takes place at the end of lactation.  By recording a cows’ dry off date you are completing her lactation on your HerdPlus reports. In doing so her lactation details will be available for pedigree certificates, sales catalogues and your Annual Report. (more…)

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BDGP eligibility now defined on mart screens

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…)

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Who sired the beef calves of Spring 2020?

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.

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Peter Hynes – Trailer after trailer load of coloured bales

One of the first major things I implemented when I started farming was grass measuring. Surplus bales go hand in hand with grass management, so every year we make more and more silage bales. In 2016 we started using all pink plastic for wrapping our bales. The #WrapItPink campaign really is a fantastic campaign raising awareness for Breast Cancer whilst also raising vital funds for the Irish Cancer Society.
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