Gene Ireland

New beef sires added to Gene Ireland Programme

New beef sires added to Gene Ireland Programme

With the breeding season on the horizon, the ICBF (Irish Cattle Breeding Federation) has released its new Gene Ireland panel...

March 9, 2021

Breed packs announced for the 2020 Gene Ireland programme

Breed packs announced for the 2020 Gene Ireland programme

Get priority access to the next generation of genetics through Ireland’s progeny test programme, Gene Ireland. Gene Ireland, which is...

February 20, 2020

High replacement index sired bulls gained 2.2kg/day on average

High replacement index sired bulls gained 2.2kg/day on average

After an 84-day finishing period, high replacement index sired bulls – from the Gene Ireland Progeny test centre at Tully,...

November 18, 2018

New panel of €5/straw Gene Ireland bulls formed

New panel of €5/straw Gene Ireland bulls formed

The Gene Ireland programme was launched in autumn 2012 and was established by the ICBF (Irish Cattle Breeding Federation) in...

October 22, 2018

Beef focus: Getting to the heart of Ireland’s progeny testing programme

Beef focus: Getting to the heart of Ireland’s progeny testing programme

As part of the Gene Ireland Beef Programme, the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) recently made the decision to move...

August 18, 2018

5 Gene Ireland beef bulls for sale

5 Gene Ireland beef bulls for sale

The Gene Ireland Maternal Beef Breeding Programme was launched in autumn 2012 and was established by the ICBF (Irish Cattle...

March 6, 2018

Finishing heifers at 15 months at Tully

Finishing heifers at 15 months at Tully

As part of the Gene Ireland Programme, the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) slaughtered 18 heifers at Slaney Foods recently....

February 22, 2018

Video: Behind the scenes on ABP’s dairy-beef farm

Video: Behind the scenes on ABP’s dairy-beef farm

ABP Food Group’s R&D farm in Clonegal, Co. Carlow is home to a herd of mainly Angus and Hereford steers...

September 27, 2017

Pics: Spring 2017 Gene Ireland bull team rolled out

Pics: Spring 2017 Gene Ireland bull team rolled out

Farmers have been given the opportunity to use some of the best up and coming bulls in their herds through...

March 11, 2017

Pics: Don’t miss out on a chance to buy a top rated bull from the ICBF

Pics: Don’t miss out on a chance to buy a top rated bull from the ICBF

Farmers will be given the opportunity to buy a top-rated AI bull, as the ICBF are to sell six of...

September 1, 2016

ICBF Gene Ireland bulls ‘to tackle falling maternal traits in the suckler herd’

ICBF Gene Ireland bulls ‘to tackle falling maternal traits in the suckler herd’

ICBF has announced its latest panel of Gene Ireland bulls, consisting of 14 high index bulls from 10 different breeds....

May 19, 2016

Pick of the crop – the top 17 bulls for this year from ICBF

Pick of the crop – the top 17 bulls for this year from ICBF

ICBF has announced the details of the 17 bulls available through AI this year, as part of the Gene Ireland...

February 15, 2016

ICBF announces details of 20 new Gene Ireland bulls

ICBF announces details of 20 new Gene Ireland bulls

The ICBF’s Gene Ireland Programme will aim to achieve much greater rates of genetic improvement, according to the organisations Ciaran...

October 15, 2015