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.
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|
|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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