Gene Ireland Focus – Progeny Performance: Curaheen Earp (SI2152)

Curaheen Earp has a terminal index of €113 @ 72% reliability on his latest genomic proof (December 2017). Genomics increased Earp’s reliability by 16% when he was initially genotyped in 2016.

Progeny from Gene Ireland bulls were recently slaughtered after completing a feed efficiency trial at the Gene Ireland Progeny test centre located in Tully, Co. Kildare. Among the animals on test during this trial period was a son of (SI2152). This animal was slaughtered at 15 months of age and was out of a LMxSI dam.

The animal had a dry matter intake of 15.8 kilograms and recorded an average daily gain of 1.84 kilograms/day. This equates to a feed efficiency of 8.59.

The animal’s initial live-weight was 534 kilograms. He had a final live-weight of 722 kilograms and a carcass weight of 404 kilograms. This equated to a kill-out percentage 56%, carcass conformation of U= and a fat score of 3=.

Age at Slaughter 15 months
Dam LMxSI
Dry Matter Intake 15.8 Kgs
Average Daily Gain 1.84 Kgs
Feed Efficiency 8.59
Initial Live weight 534 Kgs
Final Live weight 722 Kgs
Carcass Weight 404 Kgs
Kill out Percentage 56%
Carcass Confirmation & Fat U=3=

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