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MooCall HEAT

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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. 

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Posted on Wednesday, 6 December 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

AI Technicians Wanted

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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.

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Posted on Wednesday, 29 November 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

NEW Prestige Angus Catalogue November 2017

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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.
 

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Posted on Friday, 24 November 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

NEW Prestige Charolais Catalogue November 2017

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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

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

NEW Prestige Limousin Catalogue October 2017

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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

The National Beef Conference 2017

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"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

ABP Farm Clonegal

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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

Milk Pregnancy Testing

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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

From The Green Fields of France Liseron

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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.

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Posted on Wednesday, 4 October 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

DIY Bovine AI Training Course

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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

New Catalogue Beef Sire Catalogue September 2017

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Our New Beef Catalogue is now available online. 

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Posted on Wednesday, 13 September 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

New Shorthorn Sire Matrix

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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

Top 10 most used sires in 2017 so far

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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

Polled Bulls

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We have a wide selection of polled sires available, some of which feature below:

Ivoire OEO Homozygous Polled - all progeny will be polled. By Fanon P going back to Clovis. Check him out here.

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Posted on Tuesday, 4 July 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Tully Test Centre with Stephen Conroy

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Five-star bulls performing best in Tully test centre, Darren Carty IFJ chats to Stephen Conroy, Tully Manager. 

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Posted on Monday, 19 June 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Progeny Videos from Tully Test Centre

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The Performance Centre at Tully Co.Kildare is operated by the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation, the test centre has been in operation for over 30 years.

Recently a number of Progressive Genetics (NCBC) Progeny have been through Tully Testing, see some of them below. 

Progeny from Heracles HHJ at Tully Test Centre:

 

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Posted on Monday, 19 June 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Keltic Handsome sons in high demand at Society Sales

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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.  
 
 
 
 

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Posted on Wednesday, 31 May 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Beef on Dairy Test Bulls

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We have a number of New Beef sires coming in for testing on the dairy herd, not all are in stock yet but we do have a good selection! 

Such as Fabb Northern Starr HE4297, from the Fabb Polled Herd, Starr should provide a good balance of calf quality and calving ease. 

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Posted on Monday, 29 May 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Beef on Dairy New Hereford Test Bulls

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We have a number of new Hereford sires coming in for testing on the dairy herd, not all are in stock yet but we do have small amounts of Hollybush Noble and Northern Starr available. 

Hollybush 1 Noble HE4266, should provide a good balance of short gestation and calving ease (polled). 

 

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Posted on Wednesday, 24 May 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

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