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What appears to be a technical problem on a software update has caused some significant changes to the EBI values on some sires.
By Justin McCarthy on 30 March 2017
Aidan Brennan looks at what each of the main AI stations have on offer when it comes to picking bulls for this season.
By Aidan Brennan on 16 March 2017
"BDGP - there should be some form of allowance given to farmers who buy bulls and cows based on their ratings where these ratings subsequently decline." Name and address with the editor.
By Letters to the Editor on 09 March 2017
ICBF chair Michael Doran discusses a cow index, genomic evaluations for crossbred cows and the LIC contracts debate.
By Jack Kennedy on 02 March 2017
IFA president Joe Healy has said the IFA is very strong in its view that vulnerable low-income sectors such as suckler farming must be strongly supported.
By Contributor on 23 February 2017
Having been established in 1955, the Woodtown herd now stands as the oldest and largest purebred Jersey herd in the country, writes Shane Murphy.
By Shane Murphy on 02 February 2017
Work is ongoing to deliver a €30/cow scheme to further improve welfare standards in the Irish dairy sector.
By Patrick Donohoe on 26 January 2017
Top tips to selecting your new stock bull along with management notes post-purchase.
By Shane Murphy on 26 January 2017
Shane Murphy and Adam Woods look into the new Whole Herd Performance recording programme in detail, talking to breed societies and the ICBF.
By Shane Murphy on 12 January 2017
Since the introduction of the new mart board initiative earlier this year, there have been indexes displayed on over 32,000 animals in around 77% of marts throughout the country.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 28 December 2016
The structure of who has access to farm and animal data, and on what terms, is too important to be left to a handful of large companies.
By Justin McCarthy on 15 December 2016
Beef specialist Ciarán Lenehan explains genomic testing and outlines why it will become the norm in the near future.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 15 December 2016
With all official tag suppliers offering an electronic tag option, Aidan Brennan finds out what an electronic tag can be used for.
By Aidan Brennan on 15 December 2016
Nathanael McCollum speaks to Peter McCann about breeding pedigree Holsteins, showing dairy cows and improving milk prices.
By Peter McCann on 07 December 2016
The Department has reminded farmers to submit all data in relation to the Beef Data and Genomics Scheme by Wednesday 7 December.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 02 December 2016
With just under one week to go until the deadline for completing a carbon navigator under the BDGP, consultants around the country are confident that they will all be completed in time.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 24 November 2016
Fianna Fáil has again called for the payments under the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) to be increased to €200/cow on the first 20 cows in a farmer’s herd.
By Patrick Donohoe on 18 November 2016
There are now 51 marts in Ireland using the new Euro Star and Economic Breeding Index (EBI)-compatible boards.
By Patrick Donohoe on 14 November 2016
Farmers have just three weeks to complete their carbon navigator or a face a penalty to their BDGP payment.
By Patrick Donohoe on 10 November 2016
Since the launch of the Beef Data & Genomics Programme in 2015 there has been a lot of scrutiny of the €uro-Star Replacement Index and the types of animals which were receiving 4 and 5 star ratings.
By on 11 November 2016
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