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We are excited to bring you our latest Beef Catalogue (based on the latest proofs from ICBF, September 2018) featuring bulls over 50 bulls plus others on Replacement listings (there are over 200 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 top sires:
- No. 1 bull on the Replacement Index, Knottown Roy SA4604 with a Replacement Index, €273 (NEW)
- No. 1 Aubrac bull on the Replacement Index, Johnstown AU4563 with a Replacement Index, €192 (NEW)
- Castleview Gazelle ZAG, No. 1 Limousin bull available on Replacement Index, €186
We have updated all the figures on our website, after the latest proof run.
After the latest Dairy AI bull proofs, we are delighted to announce we have 4 of the top 5 bulls on the Active Bull List.
No. 1 and No. 2 sires on Replacement Index SA4604, AU4563
Top 4 Limousin on Replacement Index
As September and our next beef catalogue is drawing nearer please feel free to send us on a few snaps, particularly if you have calves by younger bulls.
TJ Reilly, Ivoire OEO calf, dam is a BBx (OEO is no longer available, LM4360 K7 is an new polled (hetero) alternative).
Heat stress is a real problem, particularly for stock bulls at the moment.
A report from Kentucky University states that: "Bulls Natural service is still utilized on many dairy farms. Therefore, the importance of maintaining fertility in bulls is important. Bulls can be heat stressed when exposed to temperatures of 80°F (26.7°C) for merely 6 hours a day and the effects can last 9 weeks or more after the heat stress.
We have a wide selection of Beef bulls available, across breeds, fulfilling distinct farmer requirements plus some of of new beef on dairy test sires.
Ticking various boxes:
- Short Gestation - Christon Elton AA2123 at -4.1 days, Maverick AA4088 -3.6 days, Matteo AA4089 -3.5, Nutcracker HE4298 -3.5, Northern Star HE4297 -3.0, amongst others.
- Easy calving - Maverick AA4088 (1.5% CD at 91% reliability) & Matteo AA4089 (1.4% CD at 90% reliability)
Some of the new beef on dairy test sires available are:
Moorside 1 Panda(P) HE4643, bred for calving ease and short gestation from Moorside 1 Joseph's 3/4 sister. An excellent quality well-muscled thick bull. Selected for easy calving & short gestation with good quality.
A pedigree Limousin heifer bred by Tom Bailey (Bailey Limousins) sired by Goldies Jackpot topped a premium production sale that took place on Monday, June 4, in Roscrea Mart, selling for 5 figure sums.
A total of 51 heifers went under the hammer, 17 in-calf and 34 maidens; these heifers came from the Bailey Limousin, Ballinrahin Limousin and Grangeford Limousin herds.
Described as a “super heifer” with “an outstanding future”, sale-topper Baileys Minnie was sired by Goldies Jackpot and is out of Baileys Irene.
We have semen available from Aherla K7 Pp LM4360, his sire Greensons Howlett (pictured below), had 3 sons in the Top 10, "Leading Young Bulls for Gestation Length" in the Winter 2017/2018 British Limousin Cattle Society, with the three sons averaging over -6.0 days (gestation length) (UK Figures, Taurus, November 2017).
The May 2018 evaluation figures have been made available for all dairy and beef animals by the ICBF.
We have updated all these figures on our website!
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.
Our New Beef Catalogue is now available online.
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
- And others!
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?
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.
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.
"Planning for Healthy Profits"
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.
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
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