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Record Pre Breeding Heats Easily with AgriNet HerdApp

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Now that the bulk of calving is over the focus will quickly shift to preparing for the upcoming breeding season. At a time where farmers are considering Sire Advice & bull selection it is also a good to keep a record of the cows activity.

 

 

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Posted on Wednesday, 25 March 2020  |  By Progressive Genetics

AI Service Customer COVID19

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Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 

As a precautionary measure and part of the national effort to minimise the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) and to protect both herdowners and A.I company staff and contractors the following protocols are being implemented for the AI Technician service. 


Our AI service will continue operatingas normally as possible under the HSE hygiene guidelines. 

 

Eddie O'Byrne is one of our dedicated 150 AI Technicians on the road. 

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Posted on Monday, 23 March 2020  |  By Progressive Genetics

COVID19 Update 17 March 2020

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During this difficult time and ever-evolving situation, as we all face the COVID-19 pandemic, we want you to know that Progressive Genetics is taking a prudent approach while remaining committed to you, our customer.

 

We will continue to serve you in whatever capacity possible, whilst maintaining the health and safety of your operation, your employees and our staff. All of our staff have been issued with a standard operating procedure designed to protect staff, customers and the general public, as directed by the HSE.

 

We have made the decision to temporarily suspend our manual milk recording service until the 30th March 2020, the EDIY milk recording service will continue.

 

Our breeding advisors will continue deal with customers either by pre-arranged visit (if required) adhering to strict hygiene protocols or remotely via phone (or other digital means). Our AI Technicians will continue to visit farms, as will our delivery and our nitrogen servicing drivers. 

 

We would be grateful if you could please alert us immediately if you yourself, a member of the farm household or farm staff has a confirmed or suspected case of Corona Virus or is in self-isolation, ideally we would ask that you would use one of these three preferred methods of contact, contact your local Progressive Genetics Representative, call the call centre on 1850 20 20 50 or email Emma Behan on ebehan@progressivegenetics.ie.

 

In accordance with HSE guidelines if any of our staff develop any symptoms they will immediately self-isolate. The welfare of our staff and customers, and that of their families, is the top priority.

 

In these unprecedented times we will continue to review and update all our customers, but if we can help you in any way please do not hesitate to contact your local Progressive Genetics representative.

 

Thank you for your support and co-operation in these extraordinary times.

 

(PDF version of this article here)

 

 

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Posted on Tuesday, 17 March 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Milk Recorders Wanted in two areas

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We are currently looking for a MILK RECORDER (Part-time work on a number of farms) in two areas Cavan/Monaghan area & the Kilkenny/Waterford area.

Applicants should be:
> Familiar with dairy farming
> Willing to work at milking times

The role entails:
Visiting numerous dairy farms (this is something that the recorder organises between themselves and the farmer)
Collecting milk samples and yields from each cow (morning and evening).

Recorders are paid based on the number of cows recorded, there can also be additional payments for certain tests outside of milk recording etc.

The position(s) would suit a somebody from an agri-background looking for an additional income as a the position(s) is part time (but also suits students etc.).

Progressive Genetics is an equal opportunity employer.

If you have any questions email Stephen Connolly milk recording manager sconnolly@progressivegenetics.ie

 

 

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Posted on Friday, 24 January 2020  |  By Progressive Genetics

NEW Prestige Charolais Catalogue November 2019

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We are pleased to present to you our new Prestige Charolais catalogue. 
 
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 18 Charolais bulls in total, some of which you will be familiar with like Goldstar Ludwig CH4251, Lapon CH4321, Artois CH2215, Castor CH2217, Fleetwood FWO plus sires featuring in our Prestige Charolais Catalogue for the first time like, Giono, Culmvale Novello, Meloman, Epernay, Merlin Pp  & many more! 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Posted on Tuesday, 3 December 2019  |  By Progressive Genetics

NEW Prestige Limousin Catalogue October 2019

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We are pleased to present to you our new Prestige Limousin catalogue. 
 
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 20 Limousin bulls in total, some of which you will be familiar with like Lodge Hamlet LM4058, Goldies Jackpot S3104, Moondharrig Knell LM4217, Edakkya LM2242, plus sires featuring in our Prestige Limousin Catalogue for the first time like, Telfers Munster S3301, Tomschoice Nation LM5611, Tomschoice Onslow LM5602 & many more! 
 
It is also worth noting that every bull in the catalogue is myostatin tested plus we also have a myostatin summary. 
 
 
 
 

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Posted on Tuesday, 3 December 2019  |  By Progressive Genetics

The 88th Ploughing Match is nearly upon us

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The Ploughing Match is nearly upon us again! This year the 88th Ploughing Championship will be running the 17th, 18th & 19th September, in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co.Carlow.
 
 
Chris Donoghue (Newstalk), Larry Feeney (Progressive Genetics, Marketing Manager), Rose Goulding (NCBC, Beef Programme Manager) & Ivan Yates (Newstalk)

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Posted on Monday, 9 September 2019  |  By Progressive Genetics

New Catalogue Beef Sire Catalogue August 2019

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We are excited to bring you our latest Beef Catalogue (based on the latest proofs from ICBF, July 2019) featuring bulls over 50 bulls plus others on Replacement listings (there are over 200 on our website).

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Posted on Thursday, 29 August 2019  |  By Progressive Genetics

ICBF have released the Top 10 most used sires in 2019 info

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Wondering which sires are used the most this year?

ICBF have released a list of the most serves recorded in the first half of 2019 from 1st January to the 30th June 2019. This does not take into account DIY or AI technicians who do not use the ICBF Handhelds so serves so his actual usage will be higher in reality.

10 of the top 10 Dairy on Dairy Sires are Progressive Genetics (NCBC) bulls.

10 of the top 10 Beef on Dairy Sires are Progressive Genetics (NCBC) bulls.

8 of the top 10 Beef on Beef Sires are Progressive Genetics (NCBC) bulls, including no.1, no.2, no.3 & no.4!

There has been an increase in use of Belgian Blue with Manitou DBZ being the most used BB on dairy cows, with 9,538 AI handheld serves recorded in the first half of 2019.

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Posted on Friday, 16 August 2019  |  By Progressive Genetics

Most Popular Sires in the Dairy Herd 2018

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ICBF have recently published the calf registration of the most popular AI sires in the Dairy Herd in 2018.

We are pleased to say that we had: 

7 of the top 10 Holstein Friesian Sires including No.1 (IG) Nextgen Candy FR2385 593 FR2385 (dam pictured below), No.2 (IG) Ardragold Parker FR2371 & No.3 Diamond Anton FR2239 with over 56,000 calves registered between them in 2018! All in all we had 6 of the top 7! In general these sire would have featured as part of our Fresh Semen Programme which allows us to get as much of the highest sires out to as many of our service using farmers as possible.

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Posted on Wednesday, 31 July 2019  |  By Progressive Genetics

Beef Sires Progeny Pictures

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We really appreciate the time that our customers take to send us in progeny pictures.

Everyone who send us in progeny pictures between the 19th June and the 1st July, will be entered in a draw for a €75 Progressive Genetics Voucher and their progeny pictures will be considered for the next Beef Catalogue.

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Posted on Friday, 21 June 2019  |  By Progressive Genetics

Are you ready for Breeding 2019

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With the breeding season fast approaching on most farms, Progressive Genetics sat down with Shane Leane to find out what issues are on the minds of farmers at this critical time of year.

Shane has a PhD in dairy cow fertility and was manager of the Teagasc Curtins farm before joining Progressive Genetics.

Bull Teams

A good deal of farmers have picked their bull teams for the coming season.

“EBI and milk solids are the main criteria more than ever,” according to Shane. Farmers are seeing the effects of breeding for better fertility through more cows calving in the first six weeks of the calving season.

This is pushing output from longer lactations. Shane says this extra volume of cows calving is putting pressure on farmers, but easy calving and a robust cow type helps.
 
 

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Posted on Tuesday, 16 April 2019  |  By Progressive Genetics

Quality Beef Sires for the Dairy Herd 2019

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We have a wide selection of Beef bulls available, across breeds, fulfilling distinct farmer requirements with more and more focus on quality.

Sires like:

  • Maximise Calf & Carcass Value - Belgian Blues Rachid BB2083 & Ideal BB4286, Hereford pair Handsome SPL (limited) & Advance HE4291 and Angus sires Master AA2309 & Man Oh Man AA4087 (AA4087 is a double muscle carrier).

Ideal BB4286, is 6.7% CD at 84% reliability, plus he's -0.7 days for gestation. 

 

 

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Posted on Thursday, 14 March 2019  |  By Progressive Genetics

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