NCBC UK & Evolution Genetics visit Tully

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On Wednesday, a group from NCBC in the UK visited the ICBF Tully Test Centre this week. They also visited Keltic Limousin herd owned by Teleri Thomas and Mac Murphy

Topics discussed included:

  • Overview of ICBF
  • Eurostar indexes
  • WHPR
  • BDGP
  • Tully progeny Test Centre
  • GENE Ireland Breeding Programs

On Thursday, Pierre Roy from Evolution genetics visited Tully. Evolution is France’s main exporter of bovine genetics and a company that has been delivering genetic advances for more than 50 years with its network of distribution partners supplying over 70 countries. Their goal is to be ranked among the top 5 exporters of animal genetics in the world. (See image below) from the breeding program model used in France and the make-up of their breeding indexes.

Topics discussed included:

  • Whole Herd Performance Recording
  • BDGP and Eurostar indexes
  • Tully progeny test centre & Gene Ireland Beef breeding program.