Beef Data and Genomics Programme

BDGP: Building on genetic gains

BDGP: Building on genetic gains

As the last deadline for the first tranche of the ‘Beef Data Genomics Programme’ (BDGP) has passed on Saturday (October...

November 1, 2020

Mart report: BDGP eligible female sales aid heifer trade

Mart report: BDGP eligible female sales aid heifer trade

One of the remaining deadlines for the first tranche of the Beef Data Genomics Program (BDGP) scheme was yesterday (Saturday,...

November 1, 2020

Only hours left to submit Genomics scheme applications

Only hours left to submit Genomics scheme applications

Farmers have just hours left to submit an application to the second tranche of the Beef Data and Genomics Programme...

May 8, 2017

Do five-star cows actually produce more beef?

Do five-star cows actually produce more beef?

The replacement index, and particularly the benefits of five-star cows, has been a topic of debate in recent weeks with...

May 4, 2017

6 actions new Genomics scheme applicants need to know

6 actions new Genomics scheme applicants need to know

The second tranche of the Beef Data and Genomics Programme or BDGP2 will open for applications next week, the Department...

April 16, 2017

More than 500,000 cows enrolled in Genomics scheme

More than 500,000 cows enrolled in Genomics scheme

New figures, released by the Irish Farmers Association (IFA), show that some 530,000 Irish cows are enrolled in the first...

April 14, 2017

Keeping an eye on Genomics scheme requirements…

Keeping an eye on Genomics scheme requirements…

Over 50% of all suckler calves on Irish farms are born between the months of January and April. And in...

March 26, 2017

‘Postal delays’ sees genomic tag selection deadline extended for some farmers

‘Postal delays’ sees genomic tag selection deadline extended for some farmers

ICBF has extended the date by which some farmers can chose the cattle they want to have genomically tested or...

January 27, 2017

‘Decision on reopening of Genomics Programme to be made in first half of 2017’

‘Decision on reopening of Genomics Programme to be made in first half of 2017’

The Department of Agriculture will hopefully be in a position in the first half of 2017 to make a decision on...

January 18, 2017

Over 32,000 cattle displayed on new mart boards

Over 32,000 cattle displayed on new mart boards

Data from over 32,000 cattle have been displayed on new boards that were installed in marts across the country earlier...

December 29, 2016

Genomics payments worth €36m on the way to farmers

Genomics payments worth €36m on the way to farmers

The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has announced that payments worth €36m under the Beef Data and Genomics Programme have...

December 14, 2016

How the genomics scheme saved suckler farm margins in 2016

How the genomics scheme saved suckler farm margins in 2016

Payments made to suckler farmers under the Beef Data and Genomics Programme in 2016 will offset falling margins associated with...

December 1, 2016

Farmers have just days left to secure December Genomics payments

Farmers have just days left to secure December Genomics payments

Farmers have been urged to submit genotyping samples, survey data and complete a carbon navigator in order to received a...

November 28, 2016

Almost 4,000 farmers yet to complete a carbon navigator

Almost 4,000 farmers yet to complete a carbon navigator

To date, 20,511 farmers in the Beef Data Genomics Programme have completed a carbon navigator, the Minister for Agriculture, Michael...

November 22, 2016

Farmers will face cashflow problems due to payment delays – McConalogue

Farmers will face cashflow problems due to payment delays – McConalogue

Many farmers will face increased cashflow problems as a result in delays in Rural Development Programme (RDP) payments, Fianna Fail’s...

November 21, 2016

Creed rules out topping up payments under Genomics scheme

Creed rules out topping up payments under Genomics scheme

The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, has ruled out topping up the payments to farmers under the Beef Data and...

September 28, 2016

Genomics scheme leads to a move towards easy calving genetics

Genomics scheme leads to a move towards easy calving genetics

More and more farmers are using easy calving genetics since the introduction of the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP)...

September 22, 2016

Just over one month to complete carbon navigators under Genomics scheme

Just over one month to complete carbon navigators under Genomics scheme

Farmers have been reminded that they have just over one month to compete the carbon navigator, a key requirement, under...

September 20, 2016