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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
Macra na Feirme has welcomed the reopening of the Beef Data and Genomics Programme.
By Contributor on 27 April 2017
The ICBF seems to have been hit by the perfect storm, but it's important to remember why it was set up in the first place, writes Trevor Boland.
By Trevor Boland on 24 April 2017
€85/cow BDGP scheme to reopen
The scheme will be known as BDGP II and will be available to suckler farmers who are not already members of the current programme.
By Amy Forde on 13 April 2017
Potential for at least 5,000 farmers to get into BDGP
Farming organisations have been reacting to the news that the BDGP scheme is reopening next week.
By Amy McShane on 14 April 2017
Everything you need to know about BDGP II
Last week, the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, announced that the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) is to reopen next week.
By Amy Forde on 27 September 2017
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
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