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Suckler calving statistics for 2021 released by ICBF

Suckler calving statistics for 2021 released by ICBF

The 2021 HerdPlus suckler beef calving reports have been released by the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF). The 2021 data...

September 19, 2021

2021 beef calving reports: Assessing one’s herd performance

2021 beef calving reports: Assessing one’s herd performance

ICBF’s 2021 Beef Calving report is now available on Herdplus, ICBF has confirmed – providing farmers with data from the...

August 30, 2021

BDGP: Have you completed your 2020 Carbon Navigator?

BDGP: Have you completed your 2020 Carbon Navigator?

Participants in the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) are being urged to complete their 2020 Carbon Navigator “as soon...

August 25, 2021

Weight recording: Are you up to date for beef schemes?

Weight recording: Are you up to date for beef schemes?

As the year progresses, weight recording is being conducted around the country for schemes such as the Beef Environmental Efficiency...

August 24, 2021

Dairy beef scheme helping to ‘improve genetic evaluation reliability’

Dairy beef scheme helping to ‘improve genetic evaluation reliability’

The Dairy Beef Calf Programme has brought about increased weighing of dairy beef cattle in Ireland, the ICBF has said....

August 13, 2021

Rio stays at the top in latest ICBF Dairy Active Bull List

Rio stays at the top in latest ICBF Dairy Active Bull List

Moneen Rio remains at the summit of the latest Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) Dairy Active Bull List, the association...

July 28, 2021

213,000 weights added from BEEP-S herds so far this year

213,000 weights added from BEEP-S herds so far this year

In total, over 213,000 weights have been submitted to date in 2021 from herds participating in the Beef Environmental Efficiency...

July 12, 2021

Milk recording uptake continues to increase

Milk recording uptake continues to increase

Milk recording uptake ahead of regulation changes in 2022 continues to grow, according to the latest figures from the Irish...

July 7, 2021

Health event recording up 86% since 2018 – ICBF

Health event recording up 86% since 2018 – ICBF

Health event recording levels have almost doubled – up a considerable 86% – since 2018, according to the latest data...

June 29, 2021

7% increase in the use of sire advice facility in 2021

7% increase in the use of sire advice facility in 2021

The 2021 spring-calving breeding season is entering the closing stages on most dairy farms; as we enter these stages, the...

June 29, 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

Number of herds milk recording continues to increase

Number of herds milk recording continues to increase

Milk recording has become an increasingly important management tool used on Irish dairy farms. Yet 2020 saw what can only...

June 10, 2021

Bovine tuberculosis  eradication: how genetics can be part of the solution

Bovine tuberculosis eradication: how genetics can be part of the solution

What seems like a never ending battle with bovine tuberculosis (TB) has lead many to believe that aspirations of eradicating...

June 7, 2021

Which beef bulls made the top 50 list for 2020?

Which beef bulls made the top 50 list for 2020?

We are now six months into 2021, with a total of 553,539 registered beef births so far this year. Now...

June 6, 2021

2021 HerdPlus Graduate Programme opens for applications

2021 HerdPlus Graduate Programme opens for applications

The ICBF has announced an opening on its 2021 HerdPlus Graduate Programme for two agricultural graduates this year. The federation...

June 3, 2021

‘Suckler-beef cattle proving to be more efficient than Dairy-beef’

‘Suckler-beef cattle proving to be more efficient than Dairy-beef’

On a recent ‘Lets talk cattle’ webinar hosted by Teagasc, Andrew Cromie from the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) spoke about...

May 4, 2021

ICBF outlines simple steps to manage your breeding season

ICBF outlines simple steps to manage your breeding season

With the breeding season due to start on many farms over the coming days, and with many other farms having...

May 2, 2021

10 reasons why milk recording is beneficial

10 reasons why milk recording is beneficial

Irish dairy farmers have an opportunity to invest in the long term profitability of their herds, through resuming or even...

April 19, 2021