Applying For an AI Code

ICBF issues AI Codes on all new AI Sires. If you need to get an AI Code for a bull, please follow the below steps:

  1. Confirm with the Breed Society that the Bull’s details have been entered.
  • The bull’s full back ancestry will need to be on the database
  • The bull’s tag number/herdbook number, date of birth & name
  • His Sire’s tag number/herdbook number, date of birth & name
  • His Dam’s tag number/herdbook number, date of birth & name
  • His Grand sire’s and Grand dam’s tag number/herdbook number, date of birth & name
  • His Great Grand sire’s and Grand Dam’s tag number/herdbook number, date of birth & name
  • It is important to ensure that any ancestors of the bull being coded are identified before this process takes place so as duplicate animals are not created
  • All genetic defect test results should also be entered e.g. CVM/BLAD
  • If the bull is only sire verified – this needs to be recorded
  • If the bull is sire and dam verified – this needs to be recorded
  • The bull will need to be genotyped before an AI Code can be issued
  1. Contact ICBF 023 8820452 or query@icbf.com for an AI code.

It is important that people don’t leave it until the last minute to look for an AI Code as from the time the straw/hair sample goes to the lab (every Wednesday) the process to get a genotype takes approximately ten days.