The Gigginstown Angus herd owned by well-known business man Michael O’Leary & managed by Joe O’Mahony used the ‘ICBF Stockbull finder’ to locate the top rated Angus bull on replacement index ‘Carrigroe Nelson‘, with an index of €184 & a Terminal index of €95. “Being the top bull on the ‘Stockbull Finder’ & having numerous high indexed animals in his back pedigree made him stand out on the ICBF bull search engine”, according to Joe O’Mahony.
Having been weighed several times on his home farm by the Appelbe’s & being weighed by ICBF as part of their WHPR visit, he has had a consistent weight gain of 1.6kgs per day. As can be seen on the ‘Stockbull Finder’ he weighs over 900kgs at 19 months. The fact that the bull was also genotyped was very important to Gigginstown as this dramatically improved the relibility of the bull’s figures.