Knockane Dag has a terminal index of €122 @ 79% reliability on his latest genomic proof (December 2017). Genomics increased Dag’s reliability by 29% 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 (KJG). This animal was slaughtered at 22 months of age and was out of a LMxHO dam.
The animal had a dry matter intake of 11.09 kilograms and recorded an average daily gain of 1.43 kilograms/day. This equates to a feed efficiency of 7.76.
The animal’s initial live-weight was 638 kilograms. He had a final live-weight of 744 kilograms and a carcass weight of 441 kilograms. This equated to a kill-out percentage 55.2%, carcass conformation of U- and a fat score of 4-.
|Age at Slaughter||22 months|
|Dry Matter Intake||11.09 Kgs|
|Average Daily Gain||1.43 Kgs|
|Initial Live weight||638 Kgs|
|Final Live weight||744 Kgs|
|Carcass Weight||441 Kgs|
|Kill out Percentage||55.2%|
|Carcass Confirmation & Fat||U-4-|
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