Gene Ireland Focus – Progeny Performance: Kyle Herd Ivan (ZKY)

Kyle Herd Ivan has a terminal index of €137 @ 74% reliability on his latest genomic proof (May 2018). Genomics increased Ivan’s reliability by 32% 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 daughter of (ZKY). This animal was slaughtered at 15 months of age and was out of a CHxLM dam.

The animal had a dry matter intake of 10.93 kilograms and recorded an average daily gain of 1.63 kilograms/day. This equates to a feed efficiency of 7.76.

Parthenaise heifer Sired By: ZKY

The animal’s initial live-weight was 482 kilograms. She had a final live-weight of 578 kilograms and a carcass weight of 339 kilograms. This equated to a kill-out percentage 58.65%, carcass conformation of U+ and a fat score of 3=.

Age at Slaughter 15 months
Dam CH x LM
Dry Matter Intake 10.93 Kgs
Average Daily Gain 1.63 Kgs
Feed Efficiency 7.76
Initial Live weight 482 Kgs
Final Live weight 578 Kgs
Carcass Weight 339 Kgs
Kill out Percentage 58.65%
Carcass Confirmation & Fat U+3=

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