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Winter Milk Conference 2017

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

The Winter (Liquid) Milk Conference was held in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan on the 26th October, headlined as ‘Winter Milk in an Expanding Dairy Industry’. The programme really 'ticked all the boxes', covering a board range of topics. Larry O'Loughlin, Teagasc Regional Manager, chaired the morning presentations his final Winter Milk Conference, summarising and highlighting core issues throughout.

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Posted on Friday, 17 November 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics  |  0 comments

NEW Prestige Charolais Catalogue November 2017

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef
Our New Prestige Charolais catalogue is now available online, hard copies will be available soon!
 
The Prestige Selection is a new range of elite bulls which we at Progressive Genetics have chosen for the pedigree breeders. These sires have been carefully selected and represent the best Charolais genetics available globally. The catalogue features 13 Charolais bulls in total (nearly 40 Charolais Sires feature on the website here)!
 

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Posted on Wednesday, 8 November 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics  |  0 comments

C.O.W.

Posted in Category(ies):  Other NewsDairy

C.O.W. (Cow’s Own Worth) was recently launched by ICBF and Teagasc on the 31st October and was accessed by over 1000 herds in the first two days!  The C.O.W. is a new on-line support tool that instantly ranks dairy cows on their expected future profit potential based on the most up-to-date information available. Farmers can quickly identify under-performing cows and choose cull candidates and keep the most profitable cows in the herd. This has the potential to improve herd profitability.

Speaker Dr. Margaret Kelleher, ICBF, at the launch of the C.O.W. decision support tool. Image source: O’Gorman Photography

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Posted on Monday, 6 November 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics  |  0 comments

Selective Dry Cow Therapy with Vet Shane McElroy

Posted in Category(ies):  TipsDairy

Antimicrobial resistance in an increasing problem across the world in both animal and human medicine. Check out this video with Glanbia's Vet Shane McElroy explaining the correct application of Selective Dry Cow Therapy and responsible targeted use of antibiotics helps reduce development of resistance, in a short concise 2 min 30 second video.

 

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Posted on Thursday, 2 November 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics  |  0 comments

AI Technicians Visit Tully Progeny Test Centre

Posted in Category(ies):  DairyBeef

Nearly 80 Progressive Genetics AI technicians attended various presentations in Tully Progeny Test Centre in Co. Kildare on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th October. Stocked with over 200 cattle in for finishing from beef off beef bred stock to beef off of dairy, with nearly half of the progeny sired by Progressive Genetics (NCBC) sires (95) with another 70 sired by Gene Ireland bulls. 

There were a number of ICBF presentations with speakers included Stephen Conroy, Niall Kilrane, Ciarán Costello and Chris Daly.

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Posted on Tuesday, 31 October 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics  |  0 comments

NEW Prestige Limousin Catalogue October 2017

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef
We are pleased to present to you our new Prestige Limousin catalogue, our Limousin only catalogue for the pedigree breeder, hard copies will be available at the Premier Limousin Sale in Roscrea on Monday, the 30th of October (they will be available from the Male Show on the Sunday evening). 
 
The Prestige Selection is a new range of elite bulls which we at Progressive Genetics have chosen for the pedigree breeders. These sires have been carefully selected and represent the best Limousin genetics available globally. The catalogue features 15 Limousin bulls in total, some of which you will be familiar with like Bavardage AGB (Bavardage is now dead, semen in limited), with new sires like Dimoiwii LM2388 & Grenache LM4351 featured, with Ionesco ION in there too! 
 

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Posted on Friday, 27 October 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics  |  0 comments

New Catalogue Crossbreeding Sires Sept 2017

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy
We are pleased to present to you our new Xbred catalogue, "Crossbreeding Sires Sept 2017", hard copies are available now and if you would like one posted out to you please feel free to get in touch. 
 
 

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Posted on Wednesday, 25 October 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics  |  0 comments

The National Beef Conference 2017

Posted in Category(ies):  Other NewsBeef

"Planning for Healthy Profits"

Tuesday, 17th October 2017
 
The National Beef Conference lived up to previously set high expectations comfortably this year, with a huge range of topics covered in 6 or so hours.
 

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Posted on Wednesday, 18 October 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics  |  0 comments

Services affected by Storm Ophelia

Posted in Category(ies):  Company News

Due to the arrival of storm Ophelia today we will be operating a reduced service.

Our Enfield and Dublin offices will close at 12 noon, we will endeavour to have phone line forwarded in cases of emergency.

Our delivery service will not be operating today which may cause delays in semen delivery or milk recording reports.

Our field staff (including AI technicians) have been instructed to avoid travel for the duration of the storm.

We hope no inconvenience is caused by the storm and urge all our staff and customers to take the utmost care and wish everyone the best of luck.

Please be safe!

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Posted on Monday, 16 October 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics  |  0 comments

Type Sires Sept 2017

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

Our new Elite Type Sires Catalogue (based on September 2017 Proofs) is available online now (hard copies will be available in a week or so). There is a huge selection of bulls (with 36 bulls featuring) from across the world, from NCBC, Semex, ABS & CRV. We have EBIs & Country of Origin proofs for most bulls, plus lots of progeny & family pictures. 

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Posted on Friday, 13 October 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics  |  0 comments

ABP Farm Clonegal

Posted in Category(ies):  Other NewsDairyBeef

Recently some members of the Progressive Genetics Salesteam (as well as Munster AI Salespeople & NCBC Salespeople) got to a presentation from Stephen Connolly and visted ABP Food Group’s R&D farm in Clonegal, Co. Carlow which is home to a herd of mainly Angus and Hereford steers and heifers. Established in 2015, the farm is the base for the company’s research on dairy-beef systems. This work is carried out in conjunction with the ICBF (Irish Cattle Breeding Federation) and Teagasc. It’s also ABP’s largest Blade Farming operation in Ireland.

 

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Posted on Thursday, 12 October 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics  |  0 comments

Career Opportunities

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Career Opportunities: Sales & Sales Support Roles

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Posted on Tuesday, 10 October 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics  |  0 comments

Milk Pregnancy Testing

Posted in Category(ies):  DairyBeef

A hassle-free option for pregnancy diagnosis.

Milk Pregnancy Testing (MPT) uses a milk recording sample or a postal sample to detect PAGs (Pregnancy Associated Glycoproteins). 

Benefits

  • Uncomplicated
  • Convenient
  • Non invasive
  • Accurate from 28 days after mating

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Posted on Wednesday, 4 October 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics  |  0 comments

From The Green Fields of France Liseron

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef

Liseron (CH4320) is a new Charolais bull who recently arrived into the stud from France and his straws are now available.

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Posted on Wednesday, 4 October 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics  |  0 comments

DIY Bovine AI Training Course

Posted in Category(ies):  Other NewsTipsDairyBeef

Progressive Genetics offer Ireland’s most complete and professional DIY Bovine AI Training Course with small groups, personal attention and highly experienced trainers.

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Posted on Monday, 25 September 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics  |  0 comments

New Catalogue Beef Sire Catalogue September 2017

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef

Our New Beef Catalogue is now available online. 

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Posted on Wednesday, 13 September 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics  |  0 comments

New Catalogue Dairy Sires Sept 2017

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

Our New Dairy Catalogue is now available online. 

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Posted on Wednesday, 13 September 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics  |  0 comments

Selective dry cow therapy could soon be the norm

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

This piece by vet Tommy Heffernan featured in the Farming Independent last year, but is as relevant as ever!

Selective dry Cow Therapy (SDCT) is a process of selecting cows to treat with antibiotics at drying off on an individual cow needs basis. This can be done by carefully planning and using records to select the appropriate cows that need treatment and simply using teat sealants on their own with the rest of the herd.

There are three significant reasons to opt for SDCT.

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Posted on Monday, 28 August 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics  |  0 comments

New Shorthorn Sire Matrix

Posted in Category(ies):  Company NewsBeef

STONEYROYD HALCYON MATRIX (P) (Code SH4209) is a new Shorthorn sire, that has been purchased by NCBC.

Matrix is an exceptional quality bull, an outstanding Shorthorn sire, plus he has a really good pelvic structure. And when you see his pedigree it's no surprise! 

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Posted on Monday, 24 July 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics  |  0 comments

Top 10 most used sires in 2017 so far

Posted in Category(ies):  Company NewsDairyBeef

 

The ICBF have released the bulls with the most serves recorded so far in 2017.

Progressive Genetics (NCBC) are leading the way with 9 of the top 10, Dairy on Dairy, including at No. 6:

Olcastletown Ronaldo FR2298 a nicely balanced bull with a big production sub-index of €97 and over 30kgs/ms.

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Posted on Friday, 14 July 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics  |  0 comments

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