“Why can’t ICBF just leave the stars alone? If he’s 5 a star bull – just leave him that way”. Of course, it is frustrating when a bull’s figures drop and especially if you are a pedigree breeder Continue reading
Dan O Riordan, ICBF recently gave a talk ‘how to manage your breeding season’. He spoke at a recent Arrabawn/Teagasc dairy spring farm walk at Enda & Maura Barrett’s farm in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Continue reading
With Breeding season under way, now would be the ideal time to be running your weekly fertility reports. The Weekly Fertility report is now available to run and view online under the reports section. Continue reading
Ans: The Gene Pool is only reduced if the 5 Star bulls are all inter-related.
Two tools that a breed could exploit more to prevent the gene pool getting tight are ‘Gene Ireland’ and ‘Genomics’. Continue reading
Orders are continuing for the Gene Ireland Beef Spring 2019 bulls. 230 herds have now signed up taking a total of 3,050 straws so far. Continue reading
ICBF and the programme partners, have recently launched the exciting new Gene Ireland panel of high replacement index beef bulls for Spring 2019. Continue reading