• 7% Increase in Sire Advice Usage

    The number of HerdPlus members that used the Sire Advice application has increased from 2,557 herds in 2018 to 2,740 herds in 2019, an increase of 7% (see table below). This incorporates almost 295,000 animals.

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  • Happy Easter!!

    We in the HerdPlus office would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe Easter. The office will be closed on Friday 19th of April and Monday 22nd of April. We will be open again on Tuesday 23rd of April as normal.

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  • Dairy bred bulls average 1.70 kgs/day and kill out 52% at Tully

    The Gene Ireland Progeny test centre at Tully, Co. Kildare recently slaughtered 30 dairy bred bulls at Slaney Foods International, Bunclody, Co. Wexford. The progeny were sired by 18 different sires across 3 different breeds HO, MO and JE.

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  • Weighing your animals for BEEP in 5 simple steps

    Over 18,500 farmers have applied for the new Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot (BEEP) scheme. This will see almost a million animals (cows & calves) weighed before November 1st this year. With this in mind we have put together a simple five step guide to make the weighing process as simple as possible.

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  • We have found that 50% plus of all bull enquiries are now coming through it

    John, David and Mark Finnegan are Simmental pedigree breeders and WHPR participants. “We operate in Cork under the ‘Leeherd’ prefix within the Simmental breed and have been using WHPR and the Stockbull Finder since it started; we are very strong advocates of the WHPR scheme.

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  • HerdPlus Dairy Breeding Charts

    The latest HerdPlus Dairy Breeding charts have been generated and are now available online. The HerdPlus team have just started the process of posting breeding charts to customers who have responded with the word CHART to a recent text.

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