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Breeding focus: Producing 140kg of milk solids over co-op average

Breeding focus: Producing 140kg of milk solids over co-op average

The focus on dairy farms has now moved towards breeding, as farmers begin preparation for the calf crop of 2023....

April 11, 2022

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Dairy Focus: Improving fertility and milk solids through EBI

Dairy Focus: Improving fertility and milk solids through EBI

For this week’s Dairy Focus, Agriland made the trip to Co. Laois to meet with Trevor Cobbe on his dairy...

March 19, 2022

Cashel Mart dairy sale achieves top price of €2,950

Cashel Mart dairy sale achieves top price of €2,950

The second part of the herd dispersal sale for Liam and Bernard Moore took place at Cashel Mart on Tuesday,...

March 12, 2022

Top Waterford dairy herd dispersal sale breaks record

Top Waterford dairy herd dispersal sale breaks record

All roads led to ‘The Deise’ last Saturday (February 26), for the dispersal sale of a top Waterford dairy herd...

February 28, 2022

In pictures: Cashel Mart dispersal sale of high-EBI cows

In pictures: Cashel Mart dispersal sale of high-EBI cows

On Tuesday, February 15, Agriland made the trip down to the Premier county to attend a dairy dispersal sale at...

February 17, 2022

Cashel Mart to host dispersal sale of 140 high-EBI cows

Cashel Mart to host dispersal sale of 140 high-EBI cows

Cashel Mart will be hosting the clearance sale of 140 high economic breeding index (EBI) cows for Liam and Bernard...

February 11, 2022

Heifer prices: Quality stock still commanding high prices

Heifer prices: Quality stock still commanding high prices

The tail end of the year is when surplus dairy heifers tend to be sold / bought, however with 2021...

December 10, 2021

How closely related are the top genomically-selected AI bulls?

How closely related are the top genomically-selected AI bulls?

According to the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) 73% of inseminations for the first six months of the year were...

November 11, 2021

Cashel Mart’s second ‘virtual sale’ sees prices surpass €1,800

Cashel Mart’s second ‘virtual sale’ sees prices surpass €1,800

Cashel Mart in Co. Tipperary hosted its second-ever ‘Virtual Sale’ of high EBI dairy heifers on Friday, October 22, at...

October 31, 2021

Reducing emissions from your dairy herd through EBI

Reducing emissions from your dairy herd through EBI

One of the measures that farmers can adopt and implement on their dairy farm to reduce emissions is the use...

October 27, 2021

Carnew Mart set to hold sale of high-EBI heifers

Carnew Mart set to hold sale of high-EBI heifers

On Friday (October 29) Carnew Mart will offer up 49 high economic breeding index (EBI) heifer calves, seven maiden heifers...

October 26, 2021

High EBI ‘virtual sale’ returns to Cashel Mart this Friday

High EBI ‘virtual sale’ returns to Cashel Mart this Friday

Following the success of the most recent ‘virtual sale’ of dairy heifers, Cashel Mart in Co. Tipperary is set to...

October 19, 2021

Dairy heifers cross €1,700 at Cashel Mart’s virtual sale

Dairy heifers cross €1,700 at Cashel Mart’s virtual sale

A ‘virtual sale’ of high economic breeding index (EBI) weanling and in-calf dairy heifers was hosted by Cashel Mart in...

September 13, 2021

Video: Cashel Mart unveils new dairy-cow sale method

Video: Cashel Mart unveils new dairy-cow sale method

Cashel Mart in Co. Tipperary is set to host a ‘virtual sale’ of Elite Economic Breeding Index (EBI) weanling and...

August 21, 2021

AI usage increased by 10% from 2020

AI usage increased by 10% from 2020

The breeding season is drawing to a close on most spring-calving Irish dairy farms, with artificial insemination (AI) stopping and...

July 24, 2021

20 years on: How successful has the introduction of EBI been?

20 years on: How successful has the introduction of EBI been?

The economic breeding Index (EBI), launched in 2001, was developed as a way for Irish dairy farmers to determine the...

June 16, 2021

Every Irish cow should be eligible for support payments – ICMSA president

Every Irish cow should be eligible for support payments – ICMSA president

Recent months have seen a number of farming organisations call for the introduction of bespoke suckler cow support payments. However,...

June 3, 2021

EBI: The key to selecting bulls to boost profitability

EBI: The key to selecting bulls to boost profitability

The Economic Breeding Index (EBI) is a measure of the genetic potential of an animal. Research by Teagasc was undertaken...

May 10, 2021