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Liseron (CH4320) is a new Charolais bull who recently arrived into the stud from France and his straws are now available.
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).
- Non invasive
- Accurate from 28 days after mating
Career Opportunities: Sales & Sales Support Roles
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.
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.
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!
"Planning for Healthy Profits"
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.
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.
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
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.
We are pleased to present to you our latest dairy catalogue, "Coloured Dairy Sires 2018" catalogue", hard copies will be available in a week or so, if you would like one posted out to you please feel free to get in touch. The "Coloured Dairy Sires 2018" features a wide range of bulls with 8 breeds featured in total, Jerseys, Ayrshires, Scandinavian Reds, Shorthorns, Montbelairdes, MRI/Rotbunts, Fleckviehs and a Brown Swiss bull too, from across the globe; Denmark, Canada, the United Kingdom, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the United States of America, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Ireland.
Bulls that feature:
17 Jerseys featured two that stand out are:
VJ Quintana, who will be available sexed and is the No. 1 NTM Genomic sire in Denmark!
VJ Huzar, who will be available sexed and is the No. 1 NTM Daughter Proven sire in Denmark, daughter pictured below.
WE WANT YOU! Fancy becoming an A.I. Technician? Are you in Kilkenny? North Tipperary? Mid Tipperary?
A little about us, Progressive Genetics is a 100% Irish farmer owned co-operative. We are the leading provider of top quality Dairy & Beef genetics, AI Service, Milk Recording & advisory support services to the farmers in the Leinster, North East and West of Ireland regions.
This is a complete chronological summary of the first of the National Dairy Conferences which was held in the Lyrath Estate on Tuesday, 28th November (the second one being in The Kilmore Hotel in Cavan Wednesday, 29th November), with the day kicking off at 8.30am and running right through to 4.30pm.
‘There could be 15 cows to one call; women are getting the job done’ – AI technician, Nichola (22)
Caroline Allen of Agriland recently spoke with Progressive Genetics staff, Nichola Murtagh (AI Technician) & Larry Feeney (Marketing Manager)
Nichola Murtagh describes herself as “just your average 22-year-old”. Yet, she goes on to tell how she combines a job in AI with running her own suckler enterprise.
Having grown up on the family farm in Co. Westmeath; Murtagh always had an interest in animals and working outdoors.
Progressive Genetics will be supplying the Moocall HEAT (as soon as they come available - early next year: January/February) but you can order from today (with a deposit). Moocall HEAT is a one stop shop heat detection system for the largest of dairy farms to small scale part-time suckler farms, Moocall HEAT is the complete package from the collar for the bull to the App: Breedmanager, this exciting new system has been designed for Irish farmers.
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