There are over 400 herds signed-up to the Dairy Gene Ireland Programme to date. Postal and telephone sign-ups are ongoing. Continue reading
ICBF are currently signing up herds to the 2019 Gene Ireland Dairy Beef Programme.
ICBF and Teagasc expects that beef AI usage in the dairy herd will grow significantly over the next number of years Continue reading
Through selective breeding, gains have been made in both Terminal and Replacement traits in beef cattle in Ireland. This usually happens through the identification and proliferation of superior lines for traits of interest. Consequently, a smaller number of animals get selected which can lead to a reduction in genetic diversity in a population. Continue reading
This date should be of particular importance to BDGP particpants with ungenotyped bulls with the June 30th Stockbull requirement in mind. Continue reading