Ireland Reaches 2 Million Genotype Milestone

ICBF recently passed an important milestone with over 2 million cattle having a valid genotype. It only seems like yesterday that we were reporting on passing the 1 million genotype milestone in 2017. This represents an increase of 1 million valid genotypes in less than 3 years. (more…)

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ICBF reaches 2 Million Genotype Milestone

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ICBF reaches 2 Million Genotype Milestone

Increase of 1 million valid genotypes in 3 years

May 21st, 2020: Late last week, ICBF announced the passing of another significant milestone with over 2 million cattle in Ireland having a valid genotype, an increase of 1 million in just 3 years. (more…)

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Gene Ireland Beef Programme 2020

ICBF and the programme partners, have recently launched the exciting new Gene Ireland panel of high Replacement Index beef bulls for Spring 2020. Building on the success of previous programmes, these bulls have been selected on their potential to deliver in two key areas. (more…)

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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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FAQ: How do I improve the €uro-Stars of my cattle?

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Basically, the rate at which the €uro-Stars of animals in your herd improves depends on how aggressively you select and cull your breeding stock based on their €uro-Star values. That is a very simplistic answer and there are of course many different factors to take into account (more…)

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