Finland beef producers and beef geneticists visit Tully

On Monday and Tuesday, a group from Finland visited the ICBF Tully Test Centre. The group also visited the farm of Heinz Eggert, Sallins, Co. Kildare.

On Tuesday, the group visited the National Cattle Breeding Centre at Naas, Co. Kildare and they also visited Keltic Limousin herd owned by Teleri Thomas and Mac Murphy in Longwood, Co. Meath.

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Topics discussed included:

  • Overview of ICBF and the database.
  • Eurostar indexes
  • WHPR
  • BDGP
  • Tully progeny Test Centre
  • Gene Ireland Breeding Programs