TB risk now integrated into EBI
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan explains how farmers should interpret the new TB figures in the EBI when picking bulls.
15 March 2023 Spring AI
Meath breeder dancing for Lunasa
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the active bull list for 2023 and says that farmers need to concentrate on picking teams of bulls with complementary traits.
15 March 2023 Spring AI
Carbon sub-index and beef shake up EBI
Aidan Brennan takes a look at what the new carbon sub-index in the EBI means for dairy farmers.
Camera at the Mart: quality comes up trumps in Nenagh
Shanon Kinahan was at Central Auctions, Nenagh, on Thursday for its annual spring dairy show and sale, which is held in conjunction with the IHFA.
10 March 2023 Markets
Camera at the Mart: out on a high at Ashberry dispersal
A bitter sweet ending to the pedigree Friesian Ashberry herd, as top-quality females commanded top-tier prices at dispersal sale in Thurles last Friday. Shanon Kinahan reports.
1 March 2023 Markets
AI companies shake up product and competition
With three sexed semen labs in the country soon, and new players on the scene, Ireland's AI business is looking dynamic.
1 February 2023 Dealer
Low EBI herds advised to use beef AI on all cows
Herds at the lower end of EBI should consider using beef across all cows and buying in high-EBI replacement heifers, Monster Bovine's Doreen Corridan has said.
25 January 2023 News
Kildangan Fleckvieh in-calf heifer auction
The upcoming Kildangan Fleckvieh in-calf sale sees the first batch of Austrian heifers offered for sale in Ireland.
14 January 2023 Pedigree
Dairy farmers to face new dairy-beef scorecard
This scorecard will be shared with Government and industry programmes such as the Bord Bia sustainable dairy assurance scheme (SDAS).
16 November 2022 News
Will the new EBI deliver for dairy-beef?
On Wednesday 16 November, the ICBF outlined the proposed changes to the EBI, which includes a new carbon sub-index and an updated beef sub-index.
16 November 2022 Breeding & health
Camera at the Mart: Corrin clearance trade commands a premium
A herd of cows with good AI breeding and years of milk recording performed well at a dairy clearance sale in Corrin Mart last week.
9 November 2022 Markets
Jerseys make a comeback
The inclusion of a new carbon sub-index into the EBI is set to benefit the Jersey crossbred cow as her maintenance is lower.
2 November 2022 Dealer