breeding season

Monitoring your breeding season strategy

Monitoring your breeding season strategy

The breeding season has started for some and is only beginning for others; however, by now you should have a...

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How many dairy replacements do you need?

How many dairy replacements do you need?

Increased focus on improving beef traits from the dairy herd has led to a key breeding recommendation to only generate...

May 13, 2021

Lameness can lead to reduced conception rates

Lameness can lead to reduced conception rates

To achieve the best expression of heat and the best conception rates, we need to do everything we can to...

May 6, 2021

Breeding season – identifying cows that need to be culled

Breeding season – identifying cows that need to be culled

As the breeding season begins, it is time to sit up and take notice of the cows currently milking in...

May 5, 2021

Heat detection methods to achieve high submission rates

Heat detection methods to achieve high submission rates

Adequate heat detection is one of the most important components of a successful breeding season and heat detection methods can...

April 11, 2021

Check out the lineup for this spring’s active bull list

Check out the lineup for this spring’s active bull list

This year’s most recent active bull list is now available to view online with the list due to be updated...

April 7, 2021

Late calvers: Will they make you money?

Late calvers: Will they make you money?

As we switch our attention to the breeding season, we need to ask ourselves: is it financially viable keeping late...

April 6, 2021

Thoughts now turn to dairy breeding season

Thoughts now turn to dairy breeding season

As the calving season begins to quieten down on many farms across the country, focus now turns to getting prepared...

April 3, 2021

Final call for Dairy Gene Ireland and Sire Advice submission

Final call for Dairy Gene Ireland and Sire Advice submission

According to the Irish Cattle Breeders’ Federation (ICBF), this year’s spring Dairy Gene Ireland programme now has over 800 herds...

April 2, 2021

Identifying ‘dirty cows’ to boost fertility performance

Identifying ‘dirty cows’ to boost fertility performance

‘Dirty cows’ or cows with metritis have become a major cause of poor reproductive performance in many dairy herds. Metritis...

March 29, 2021

Boost your herd’s fertility this breeding season

Boost your herd’s fertility this breeding season

Achieving higher conception rates this breeding season, can be helped through close monitoring of your herd’s body condition score (BCS)....

March 26, 2021

The key traits in dairy replacements to maximise income

The key traits in dairy replacements to maximise income

On the recent the Dairy Edge podcast, Emma-Louise Coffey was joined by Dr. Joe Patton, a dairy specialist with Teagasc and Kevin...

March 25, 2021

Achieving your breeding targets for 2021

Achieving your breeding targets for 2021

In pasture-based systems of milk production, the three-week breeding submission rate target is 90%, which is critical in order to...

March 21, 2021

Six guidelines to ensure a successful breeding season

Six guidelines to ensure a successful breeding season

As the spring calving season begins to wind down on farms across the country, many farmers will now begin planning...

March 18, 2021

Benefits of using high fertility EBI sires

Benefits of using high fertility EBI sires

During the Breeding Plan Webinar, as part of Breeding Week, hosted by Teagasc and Irish Cattle Breeding federation (ICBF), Stephen...

March 17, 2021

Dairy Advice: Your complete pre-breeding guide

Dairy Advice: Your complete pre-breeding guide

The breeding season is fast approaching and preparation is a key component of a successful breeding season. What some farmers...

March 17, 2021

Thinking of using next-generation bulls for the 2021 breeding season?

Thinking of using next-generation bulls for the 2021 breeding season?

With the 2021 breeding season just around the corner, Progressive Genetics recently published its G1 Dairy Sires catalogue for the...

February 12, 2021

Management of rams post-breeding

Management of rams post-breeding

With the breeding season at an end for the majority of mid-season lambing flocks, it’s important to not neglect rams,...

December 4, 2020