• Dairy Beef heifers grade U’s and kill out up to 54% at 19 Months old.

    Ireland’s progeny testing programme which is carried out by ICBF at Tully, Co. Kildare recently slaughtered 50 Dairy Beef Heifers at Slaney Foods International, Bunclody, Co. Wexford. The progeny were sired by 16 different sires across 4 different breeds Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn and Limousin.

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  • What is Genomics?

    You may already be familiar with the term Genomics as part of the Beef, Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) or just from using genomics as a helpful management tool, but what exactly is genomics?

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  • Breeding Healthier Dairy Cows

    Based on figures calculated by Animal Health Ireland’s own Cell Check Quick Calculator, the cost of mastitis for a herd averaging 300-400,000 cells/mL is estimated at €186.26/cow/year. For a 100 cow herd, this amounts to a staggering €18,626 reduction in profit.

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