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If farmers need to sell animals before BDGP tags are received, alternative animals will be selected for genomic testing at a later stage.
By Darren Carty on 22 March 2018
Farmers can now change genomic tag supplier under the BDGP scheme, however there is confusion as two different letters appear to have been issued to farmers.
By Amy Forde on 21 February 2018
"2017 Payment Delayed" – Michael Molloy.
By Letters to the Editor on 22 February 2018
The Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) was worth €37m to 21,000 farmers in 2017 – which county benefited most from the scheme payments?
By Amy Forde on 16 February 2018
BDGP eligibility reports begin to arrive on farms
Herd owners participating in the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) will be receiving eligibility reports for the first time over the coming two weeks.
By on 15 February 2018
Beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at shed space, calf scour and selecting animals for genotyping in the BDGP programme.
By Adam Woods on 08 February 2018
Participants in the BDGP schemes are urged to return genomic samples in order to receive their annual payments.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 04 February 2018
Ciarán Lenehan outlines the process for BDGP genotyping self-selection.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 02 February 2018
Shane Murphy looks at how continued chasing of €uro-Star values could be detrimental to the pedigree sector.
By Shane Murphy on 25 January 2018
Our beef specialist Adam Woods takes a look at the next ICBF genetic evaluation run.
By Adam Woods on 10 January 2018
With the deadline passed a large number of samples remain to be submitted for genotyping.
By William Conlon on 11 January 2018
The west of Ireland, a traditional suckler heartland, dominates when it comes to the number of cows registered in the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP).
By Amy Forde on 04 January 2018
The deadline is looming for farmers to complete key actions required for the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP).
By William Conlon on 19 October 2017
Farmers in the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) II have until this Thursday to contact the Department of Agriculture if they wish to appeal their reference year and change it to 2017.
By Thomas Hubert on 31 August 2017
Work is needed across all levels of Northern Ireland's sheep sector to ensure its genetics develop and it is not harmed by Brexit.
By Peter McCann on 02 September 2017
Farmers should demand that pedigree breeders move with the times, writes John Egerton.
By Contributor on 10 August 2017
Ultimately the future for the Charolais breed is to play to its strengths and double down on its position as the sire of choice for commercial suckler farmers looking to drive output.
By Justin McCarthy on 03 August 2017
The Agri-Food Strategy Board in Northern Ireland has been granted another extension until August 2017.
By David Wright on 08 June 2017
In the ICBF’s annual report for 2016, figures show that Irish farmers availed of the opt-out facility when ordering cattle tags, with levy income down 28%.
By Amy Forde on 10 May 2017
April dairy inseminations – 80% to GS bulls
Over 80% of the dairy inseminations during the month of April were to young Genomically Selected (GS) bulls.
By on 03 May 2017
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