New Maintenace Sub index In Brief
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New Maintenace Sub index In Brief

Actual on-farm cow liveweights have replaced the use of cull cow weights as a predictor of liveweight. This has resulted in a maintenance sub-index that better reflects maintenance feed intake costs. (more…)

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5 Easy Ways to Record Dry Off Dates

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.

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Updated Gestation Length figures

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…)

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New BEAM Calculator Goes Live

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…)

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Black Friday Deal – Sign up to HerdPlus for 12 months and get an additional 6 months Free

Black Friday Deal – Sign up to HerdPlus for 12 months and get an additional 6 months Free.
To avail of this offer, simply contact the HerdPlus team on 023-8820452 and quote ‘Black Friday Deal’
Offer valid from 24/11/2020 – 01/12/2020 for new customers paying by either Direct Debit or Credit/Debit Card.

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