While the country, along with the rest of the world, battles Coronavirus farm life continues as it does through every crisis. Protocols have changed on the farm to ensure we protect ourselves but also the health of those directly involved in ensuring the farm continues to operate. (more…)
A beef heifer’s natural ability to mature quickly, show heat and go in calf will undoubtedly influence how profitable she will be in an Irish Suckler herd. This natural ability (or not) to be able to calve down at 24 months of age, amongst other things, is influenced by genetics.
ICBF has today published the March 2020 genetic evaluations. This has seen the EBI & Euro-Star indexes for all cows, heifers, stock bulls and AI bulls updated. The Animal Search, Active Bull Lists, Stock Bull Finder, sales catalogues and all online profiles have now been updated with the new evaluation figures.
ICBF HerdPlus has launched the new 5 Year Trend Report for Dairy farmers. This new report allows you to assess the genetic gain and breeding performance of your dairy herd over the last five years on the Economic Breeding Index (EBI) and six other Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) listed below. (more…)