The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) recently released its latest round of dairy evaluation results.
The results provide information for bulls based on the most recent genetic evaluation. A list of tables with proofs and related has now been published via the ICBF central database.
According to the ICBF, a major review of the way proofs are published has taken place resulting in the different set of files available. It says as usual, ranking bulls has been based on EBI. However its noted that the files now contain more detailed information about the bulls (for example pedigree information). Proofs for Irish bulls (with Irish AI code and daughters milking) have now been separated from foreign bulls to make it easier to search through the list. Also all tables contain proofs for production, Linear type, calving interval and survival traits where available.
The ICBF says that searching for individual bulls is now possible for all bulls. It cites that there are options to search for bulls either by their Irish AI code (if they have one) or by the last six digits of their herdbook number. In addition it is also possible to search for a bull using the name.
Irish bulls EBI rank:
|Rank||CODE||Name of Bull||Breed||EBI|
|1||WLY||IMLEACH LUCKY WHISTLER||HO||321.69|
|2||PSZ||(IG) LISSANE PIRATE||HO||313.12|
|5||ABO||(IG) CASTLEBLAGH ODIE||HO||290.85|
|6||KSK||(IG) BALLYBRIDE SHERLOCK||HO||289.57|
|7||NFT||COOLNASOON FAIRGALT 2||HO||289.26|
|8||XRB||MULLENBALLY IRP RUUVIXEN 612||HO||288.72|
|9||JKF||(IG) DOONMANAGH FLT JACKO||HO||287.43|
|10||PDO||(IG) CARRIGAUN PEDRO||HO||286.73|