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Calf registrations: Sucklers down by 3.6% on 2020 figure

Calf registrations: Sucklers down by 3.6% on 2020 figure

Calf registrations have surpassed the two million mark according to the latest data from the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF)....

June 22, 2022

Milk recording uptake increases by 9.2%

Milk recording uptake increases by 9.2%

Based on the latest figures from the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF), some 8,495 herds have completed at least one...

June 16, 2022

National herd EBI has increased by €211 since introduction

National herd EBI has increased by €211 since introduction

The economic breeding index (EBI) has played a key role in breeding on Irish dairy farms for over 20 years...

June 9, 2022

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Running ‘the world’s largest’ cattle-breeding database

Running ‘the world’s largest’ cattle-breeding database

In existence for over 20 years, the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation’s (ICBF’s) database is now the largest cattle-breeding database in...

June 5, 2022

Video: Running ‘the world’s largest’ cattle breeding database

Video: Running ‘the world’s largest’ cattle breeding database

The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation’s (ICBF’s) database is now the largest cattle-breeding database in the world, with over 2.5 million...

June 5, 2022

Calf registrations approach 2 million mark

Calf registrations approach 2 million mark

Calf registrations have reached 1,915,453 head for the year to date, based on the latest data from the Irish Cattle...

May 29, 2022

Calf registrations fall behind 2021 figures

Calf registrations fall behind 2021 figures

The latest data from the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF), shows that calf registrations have fallen behind, when compared to...

March 16, 2022

Calf registrations edge closer to one million mark

Calf registrations edge closer to one million mark

Calf registrations have edged closer to the one million mark, with 139,451 head registered during the week ending March 4,...

March 7, 2022

Beef Plan claims Commercial Beef Value tool could be improved

Beef Plan claims Commercial Beef Value tool could be improved

Beef Plan Movement (BPM) has welcomed the recent launch of a new Commercial Beef Value (CBV) tool but added that...

March 4, 2022

BPM calls for more information on dropped calves

BPM calls for more information on dropped calves

Beef Plan Movement (BPM) is calling for more information to be made available on dropped calves at time of sale...

March 1, 2022

Calf registrations surpass half a million

Calf registrations surpass half a million

Calf registrations for 2022 have surpassed half a million, with the total now standing at 533,274 head. The latest figures...

February 22, 2022

98,664 calves registered last week

98,664 calves registered last week

The number of calf births took a big jump last week with 98,664 calves registered, based on the latest figures...

February 8, 2022

Number of calves born in 2021 up by over 40,000

Number of calves born in 2021 up by over 40,000

The total number of calves born on Irish farms in 2021 has increased by over 40,000 when compared to figures...

January 7, 2022

Milk recording sees increase in uptake for 2021

Milk recording sees increase in uptake for 2021

The vast majority of spring-calving herds have dried off their remaining cows and the dry period has begun – so...

December 21, 2021

Certified Irish Angus embarks on genetics programme to reduce emissions

Certified Irish Angus embarks on genetics programme to reduce emissions

Certified Irish Angus has embarked on a breed improvement programme with the aim of “improving the environmental and economic sustainability...

December 15, 2021

ICBF to launch ‘Commercial Beef Value’ for cattle

ICBF to launch ‘Commercial Beef Value’ for cattle

The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) is set to launch a new tool that aims to benefit beef farmers in...

December 5, 2021

National dairy herd: How many cows are in your county?

National dairy herd: How many cows are in your county?

By now everyone is well aware of the expansion that the national dairy herd has experienced since 2015. The Irish...

November 30, 2021

Suckler herd map: County-by-county over the past 5 years

Suckler herd map: County-by-county over the past 5 years

New figures released by the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) show the five year declining trend in the Irish suckler...

November 21, 2021