The ICBF & Sheep Ireland Genetics Conference will take place on Friday 17th of January 2020 in the Heritage Hotel, Killenard, Co. Laois. This event will comprise of split Dairy, Beef and Sheep sessions in the morning, with the FBD €uroStar €200 competition awards being presented during lunch. (more…)
ICBF and Sheep Ireland are delighted to announce that Senator Ian Marshall is the keynote speaker for this year’s ICBF & Sheep Ireland Genetics Conference. Senator Marshall is to draw on his extensive experience in the food industry to discuss the topic of Social License-Working with the consumer to tackle today’s challenges. (more…)
ICBF to launch improved genetic evaluations later this month
January 8th, 2020: Earlier this week, the board of ICBF approved the implementation of changes to both the Dairy EBI and the calving difficulty evaluation, with both coming into effect on the next official proof run (21st January). (more…)
The ICBF animal search facility has had over 4.26 million individual hits year to date for 2019 and is on track to reach over 4.44 milion hits by the close of 2019 . This is an impressive statistic and shows just how much dairy and beef farmers, including people from the breeding industry value the animal search. (more…)
The national Beef herd stands at 934,273 cows, the population has declined from 2018 to 2019, by a staggering 42,065 cows. In the last 4 years, the number of beef cows in Ireland has declined year on year. From 2016 to 2019 the national beef herd has decreased by 83,936 cows.
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.