Friday 31 October is a critical day in the calendar for over 23,000 farmers participating in the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP I and BDGP II). The majority of participants are in BDGP I and must have at least 50% of the applicant’s reference number of animals genotyped as eligible heifers/suckler cows to meet the requirement.

To be deemed eligible, animals must be genotyped females that are: