The drying off process is a very important process that takes place at the end of lactation. By recording a cows’ dry off date you are completing her lactation on your HerdPlus reports. In doing so her lactation details will be available for pedigree certificates, sales catalogues and your Annual Report.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has agreed to allow the November 2020 evaluation be included for the purposes of BDGP eligibility. Originally, the September evaluation was to be the final one before the 31st Oct BDGP deadline.
647,698 beef calves (beef sire x beef dam) were born on Irish farms in the first 6 months of 2020. Of these, 109,840 are registered to beef AI sires. This represents approximately 17% of all beef calves born. 55% of the calves were registered to a Stockbull with 27% approximately having no sire recorded.