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We really appreciate the time that our customers take to send us in progeny pictures.
A great animal can look poor in a badly taken photo use the below guide to enable you to take better photos.
Price fund of €500!
When it comes to paperwork and record keeping a lot of farmers feel it isn’t what they want to spend time at. However, record keeping is an essential part of a farmers business and accuracy here can and does lead to increased efficiency and production.
HerdApp can help. All your herd information is auto-populated to your HerdApp thanks to the live link with ICBF.
All your herd information is just a simple tap away on your phone in the yard/field, in the house on a tablet or laptop or on the son’s or daughter’s phone in college! HerdApp runs on a range of devices. This means you can record an animal treatment wherever you want.
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Farmer use of Milk Pregnancy Testing has been increasing year on year, for a variety of reasons, see real farmer comments below:
William Griffin, dairying the Carlow side of the Carlow Wicklow border, says “The test is great and non-intrusive, with no added stress for cows or me! Anything that saves labour, is a plus in my book!”
Looking at our range of beef on beef sires, there are hugely popular bulls, we always have to be on the eye out for the next Gazelle ZAG or Handsome OKH, the next Fiston FSZ or Fenian LZF, whom have over 120,000 calves registered by them out of suckler cows!
Charolais Sires For the Future:
CH5482 Demon, a homozygous polled Charolais.....
We have a wide selection of Beef bulls available, across breeds, fulfilling distinct farmer requirements, here are some of our new beef on dairy test sires available today.
- Short Gestation
- Easy calving
- Maximise Calf & Carcass Value
- Plus Beef Sires to produce Suckler Replacements
Marius BB5226, Marius has some calves on the ground and he is currently -0.79 for gestation at 87% reliability (ICBF, May 2020).
Why bother to record animal weights? A few reasons may be to monitor feed efficiency, weight gain or to administer correct dosage rates to stock. A big one for many is to see if stock are on track for target breeding weight. Maybe you only weigh animals to be compliant for schemes?
Whatever the reason, allow AgriNet HerdApp to help you with the recording of this data. When you have an animal on the scales type their number in & record their weight.
Are your cows missing anything?
Whether it be in the shed or down the field or on the outfarm don't get caught out with stock missing tags. Quite often you see an animal missing a tag & think to yourself I must write that down when I get back to the house or maybe you have a scrap of paper where you scribble the number on and then never see it again.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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An app from your smart phone can tell you when your cow is going to calve.
Register your calves birth in under 1 minute using AgriNet HerdApp
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 email@example.com