Archive April 2020
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NCBC have released their recommended sires of sons list for use on high EBI Cows. Every year NCBC selects calves from a selection of the highest EBI cows in Ireland (that also meet other criteria) to genomic test for the next generation of AI bulls.
For the last number of years several thousand bull calves were tested to find Irelan's very best new AI bulls. In 2021 we want to make sure we have the very bet possible candidate calves to pick from.
If you have potential bull mothers in your herd, or if NCBC have contacted you about some of your cows, we recommend where possible one of the bulls on this list is used. We will always look for a wide selection of sires so you can select any of these that suit your cows.
Our Fresh AI Service Panel 2020
11 bulls (use of a panel of bulls is very important)
Production Sub-Index €98
Fertility Sub-Index €151
(ICBF, March 2020)
Are your cows missing anything?
Whether it be in the shed or down the field or on the outfarm don't get caught out with stock missing tags. Quite often you see an animal missing a tag & think to yourself I must write that down when I get back to the house or maybe you have a scrap of paper where you scribble the number on and then never see it again.
Why bother to record animal weights? A few reasons may be to monitor feed efficiency, weight gain or to administer correct dosage rates to stock. A big one for many is to see if stock are on track for target breeding weight. Maybe you only weigh animals to be compliant for schemes?
Whatever the reason, allow AgriNet HerdApp to help you with the recording of this data. When you have an animal on the scales type their number in & record their weight.
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