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Archive February 2020

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New Catalogue Dairy Sires January 2020

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

Our New Dairy Catalogue for Spring Herds is now available online & in print. 

Based on the latest figures (ICBF, January 2020).

The catalogue is packed with a wide range of high EBI sires, High Type sires, Jersey sires, Crossbred sires, Sexed semen sires, British Friesian sires, Beef sires (Angus, Hereford, Belgian Blue, Limousin & Simmental sires), HerdApp from AgriNet does feature too with some new applications of the HerdApp highlighted, Heat Detection Aids including MOOCALL HEAT & more!

 

 

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Posted on Thursday, 6 February 2020  |  By Progressive Genetics

George goes dairy farming Episode 3 Calving down 200 cows in just 4 weeks in Co Wexford

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In the third episode of ‘George goes dairy farming’, Co. Wicklow dairy farmer George Beattie is on his travels again.

This time round, his destination is the farm of Kevin Murphy, just outside Gorey in Co. Wexford, where he milks a herd of crossbred cows under a spring-calving system.

Some 250 cows were milked during the 2019 season. The farm stretches across 140ha, with a milking platform of 85ha; the farm is a 50:50 split of owned and leased ground.

Cow numbers have expanded on the Wexford-based holding and 280 cows will calve down in the coming weeks.

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Posted on Monday, 10 February 2020  |  By Progressive Genetics

Milk recording if you do not measure it you can not manage it

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From 2022, dairy farmers will no longer be allowed to use blanket dry-cow treatment across all the cows in their herd – without evidence that they require them. For this reason, milk recording will need to become common practice on dairy farms.

Milk recording results will allow farmers to identify animals suitable for selective-dry cow therapy (SDCT); in other words which cows meet the criteria for no antibiotic treatment at drying-off.

In the ‘Ag-Climatise’ – A Draft National Climate and Air Roadmap for the Agriculture Sector to 2030 and Beyond – a figure of 75% is quoted for the target number of herds to be milk recording by 2030.

Figures from the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) show that just 44% of herds milk recorded last year, up to December 27; so there is still a long way to go.

AgriLand spoke with Stephen Connolly – the newly appointed milk recording manager at Progressive Genetics – to find out what Progressive Genetics is doing to get prepared for this influx of farmers and, also, why it is so important that farmers take up this technology.

He commented: "There is a lot going on in Progressive Genetics at the moment to make the service better for farmers."

 

 

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Posted on Monday, 10 February 2020  |  By Progressive Genetics

Minimise paperwork and administration when registering calves births

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In the peak of the calving season when there are a number of births in one day, it is good practice to send birth registrations to AgFood in batches rather than individually. Not all farm management apps allow you to do this. With AgriNet HerdApp, farmers can do registrations a few days at a time or weekly if they wish. To receive a batch of calf cards in the post, AgriNet Herdapp allows farmers to enter many births and then send the registrations as a batch to the department. Some farmers will want to process registrations more instantly for example if they want to get bull calves moved on as soon as the BVD result is back. Farmers can streamline the calf registration process to their farm preferences.

 

 

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Posted on Tuesday, 11 February 2020  |  By Progressive Genetics

Worried about how your data is used in farm management apps

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Do you register your calves online, through Agfood or are you using a farm record keeping app on your smart phone to register calves births? If so, its almost certain that you worried about what happens your data once you enter it into the app.

 

 

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Posted on Wednesday, 12 February 2020  |  By Progressive Genetics

Key considerations when registering your calves

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Calving is a busy time for farmers. To have an optimally run calving operation, every process needs to be as efficient as possible and followed similarly by everyone working with the calves. Registering calves births is a process that can be streamlined. This is key to Lean Farming as it simplifies the workflow.

 

 

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Posted on Monday, 17 February 2020  |  By Progressive Genetics

The advantages of registering calves on AgriNet HerdApp compared to AgFood.ie

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Many Irish farmers have transitioned to registering calves online using AgFood.ie. However it is important that farmers realise that there are many advantages in using a farm management app like AgriNet HerdApp when registering calves compared to just using AgFood.ie

AgriNet HerdApp is designed for the farmer to have a seamless, instinctive and efficient process when registering calves on the app. Below are a number of advantages of using AgriNet HerdApp compared to using AgFood.ie.

 

 

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Posted on Monday, 17 February 2020  |  By Progressive Genetics

The ease of using a farm management app to register your calves Part 1

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4 options to register a calf - which do you use?

 

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Posted on Monday, 17 February 2020  |  By Progressive Genetics

The ease of using a farm management app to register your calves Part 2

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Register your calves birth in under 1 minute using AgriNet HerdApp

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Posted on Monday, 17 February 2020  |  By Progressive Genetics

Can an App tell you when your cow is going to calve

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An app from your smart phone can tell you when your cow is going to calve.

AgriNet HerdApp has a live link with ICBF and farmers AI/breeding information comes direct to the Herdapp. No farmer input is needed.

 

 

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Posted on Monday, 17 February 2020  |  By Progressive Genetics

Instant cow data through live ICBF link up with AgriNet HerdApp

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Farmers may not realise the advantages of having a live ICBF link up with AgriNet HerdApp. The first thing to understand is that the data sent goes two ways between HerdApp and ICBF. This gives the farmer more accurate live information for farm management and decision making. Below are some examples of the advantages of having this live data sharing link.

 

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Posted on Monday, 17 February 2020  |  By Progressive Genetics