The March 2021 Evaluation will be published on 23rd March. The final date to have any DNA samples (hair/tissue/AI straws returned to ICBF to have genomic evaluation published in March, is 30th December. (more…)
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.
ICBF are currently recruiting for the position of ‘Software Developer Graduate Programme’. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on innovative projects in an open, supportive, collaborative environment, using a combination of the latest technologies. (more…)
Gestation length refers to the number of days that the fetus is developing between insemination and calving. ICBF have recently updated the gestation length figures based on insemination and calving data recorded over the past number of years. These updated figures will result in more accurate expected calving dates for animals going forward. (more…)
Contract rearing involves the movement of replacement heifers from the owner’s farm for rearing on contract by another farmer. Dairy farmers contract out the rearing of their dairy heifers to maximise land on their milking platforms and free up facilities and labour. (more…)
ICBF has just launched a new online tool for our HerdPlus members. The BEAM calculator is designed to allow BEAM applicants to project forward their overall organic nitrogen produced from 01 July 2020 – 30 June 2021. Users can enter the stock numbers which they intend to have on farm from now until the 30 June 2021. The BEAM calculator can then indicate whether you are meeting the required 5% BEAM scheme organic nitrogen reduction or not. (more…)