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|
|Dry Matter Intake||15.8 Kgs|
|Average Daily Gain||1.84 Kgs|
|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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