Can you change the time of day that cows/heifers calve?
Yes, by merely changing the time you feed your cows/heifers you can directly influence the time of calving. When you feed cows in the evening/night, you simply and most practically reduce the number of night-time calvings.
We are excited to bring you our latest Beef Catalogue (based on the latest proofs from ICBF, January 2018) featuring 76 bulls (there are over 180 on our website), All Bulls featured in our new catalogue are BDGP qualified for general usage (4 or 5 star, within or across breed for Terminal or Replacement Index).
Featuring a number of RISING STARS like:
Liseron CH4320 his pedigree is a stack of proven superior maternal sires; Castor X Tombapik X Poplulair
Lapon CH4321 a new bloodline for Ireland, Lapon WAS purchased from a French performance test centre where he did an excellent weight gain
Carrigroe Natiowide AA4375, an Elevator son with exceptional temperament
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.
How does it work?
The collar is worn by a vasectomised bull (teaser bull) and Moocall eartags are attached to all cows and heifers. The collar then uses cow/bull proximity, mounting behaviour and bull activity levels to determine to an extremely high level of accuracy when a cow or a heifer is in heat.
Pic: Vasectomised bull fitted with the demo version during trials.
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.
We are pleased to present to you our new Prestige Angus catalogue, hard copies will be available at the Irish Angus Elite Show & Sale on the 9th December (or you can request one to be posted before if you wish).
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 Angus genetics available globally. The catalogue features 13 Angus bulls in total, some of which you will be familiar with like Te Mania Berkley B1 and HF Rebel 53Y, but we also have some older sires that are new to us, like SRV Hedebo Knobel ET and Blackhaugh Time F610.
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)!
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.
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!
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.
There have been a number of Pedigree Limousin Sales since March, NCBC (Progressive Genetics & Munster A.I.) sires have featured well.
See some of the NCBC sires progeny below:
Handsome sons leads the way at annual Athenry Sale
An outstanding Keltic Handsome (OKH) son, 'Oldtown Kenny' topped the May sale in Athenry, selling for €6,800. Bred by William Hogan, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, this outstanding stylish bull came to the ring with five star ratings in each trait, including a Terminal index of €146 and a Replacement index of €130.