Ireland’s progeny testing programme which is carried out by ICBF at Tully, Co. Kildare recently slaughtered 50 Dairy Beef Heifers at Slaney Foods International, Bunclody, Co. Wexford. The progeny were sired by 16 different sires across 4 different breeds Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn and Limousin. Continue reading
You may already be familiar with the term Genomics as part of the Beef, Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) or just from using genomics as a helpful management tool, but what exactly is genomics? Continue reading
Orders are continuing for the Gene Ireland Beef Winter 2018 bulls. 260 herds have now signed up taking a total of 3,900 straws so far. Continue reading
Based on figures calculated by Animal Health Ireland’s own 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. Continue reading
Are you participating in the BDGP? 2018 is a critical year in your participation in the BDGP.
Recording screens are available on the ICBF website to record traits for 2018. Please ensure that all survey data (along with tissue tags) is returned as soon as possible Continue reading
We are delighted to have Dr. Tim Byrne, AbacusBio, Edinburgh as a confirmed speaker for the ICBF & Sheep Ireland Genetics Conference taking place 5th & 6th December 2018 at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone. Continue reading