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New Catalogue Dairy Sires Jan 2018

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Our New Dairy Catalogue is now available online. 

Based on the latest ICBF figures, we have the top 4 Dairy Sires on the active list, the No.1 Jersey available, 5 of the top 10 daughter proven sires (Hoslteins & Friesians), featuring top sires, bull teams, high EBI sires, British Friesian sires, High Type sires, Jersey sires, Crossbred sires, Sexed semen sires, Beef sires (Angus, Hereford, Belgian Blue, Limousin & Simmental sires), Heat Detection Aids including MOOCALL HEAT (more here) & more!

All bull figures are based on the latest proofs from ICBF, December 2017.

High EBI

We have the Top 4 bulls on active list including:

  • (IG) DIAMOND ANTON FR2239 with an EBI of €320 (32.4kgs of m/s & +0.03 for udder) (dam below)

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Posted on Monday, 15 January 2018  |  By Progressive Genetics

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 Technician Profile Nichola Murtagh

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‘There could be 15 cows to one call; women are getting the job done’ – AI technician, Nichola (22)

Caroline Allen of Agriland recently spoke with Progressive Genetics staff, Nichola Murtagh (AI Technician) & Larry Feeney (Marketing Manager)

Nichola Murtagh describes herself as “just your average 22-year-old”. Yet, she goes on to tell how she combines a job in AI with running her own suckler enterprise.

Having grown up on the family farm in Co. Westmeath; Murtagh always had an interest in animals and working outdoors.

She now looks after her suckler cow herd separate to the family farm, while also working for Progressive Genetics in Mullingar.
 

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Posted on Tuesday, 5 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

C.O.W.

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C.O.W. (Cow’s Own Worth) was recently launched by ICBF and Teagasc on the 31st October and was accessed by over 1000 herds in the first two days!  The C.O.W. is a new on-line support tool that instantly ranks dairy cows on their expected future profit potential based on the most up-to-date information available. Farmers can quickly identify under-performing cows and choose cull candidates and keep the most profitable cows in the herd. This has the potential to improve herd profitability.

Speaker Dr. Margaret Kelleher, ICBF, at the launch of the C.O.W. decision support tool. Image source: O’Gorman Photography

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Posted on Monday, 6 November 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

Career Opportunities

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Career Opportunities: Sales & Sales Support Roles

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Posted on Tuesday, 10 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

Laboratory Technician

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Laboratory Technician (Maternity Leave Cover)


Independent Milk Laboratories (IML) is the first and only independent milk payment testing laboratory in Ireland. IML was established in 2010 as a joint venture between Progressive Genetics and NMR PLC (UK). IML has now progressed to offering a broad range of services to the Food and Agri sectors. We are now looking to recruit a PCR and Disease laboratory technician for maternity leave cover for a 10 month contract.

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Posted on Monday, 13 February 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Teagasc National Dairy Conference

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A piece by Jane Holton, Jane works in the semen store for Progressive Genetics and farms a 100 cow spring calving dairy herd with her father Peter, just outside Longwood, Co. Meath.

The Teagasc National Dairy Conference took place this week in two locations (Cork and Mullingar). I had the opportunity to attend in Mullingar on Wed 7th Dec. The theme for this year was ‘Technologies for Success’ which was stemmed from staying focused on what matters in Dairying not only in Ireland, but in New Zealand and across the industry internationally. There was also a major focus on looking after yourself as a farmer (and others) & getting rid of the stigma surrounding mental health in rural Ireland.

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Posted on Thursday, 8 December 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

Wanted Milk Recorders

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We provide milk recording services to our farmers in Munster, Leinster, Ulster & Connacht.

We currently require new Milk Recording Technician(s) in the East Waterford & South Kilkenny Area.

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Posted on Monday, 28 November 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

The Number One DIY AI course in Ireland

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Progressive Genetics offer Ireland’s most complete and professional DIY AI Training Course with small groups, personal attention and highly experienced trainers.

 

Plus we offer the best value to the farmer at €380. We conduct DIY training in two locations Kildare Chilling and Euromeats in Duleek, with two very experienced AI men doing the training. This training is fully accredited, takes place under veterinary supervision and is Dept. of Agriculture licenced.

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Posted on Thursday, 13 October 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

Progressive Genetics ABS Dairy Catalogue

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Progressive Genetics is a 100% farmer owned company and is committed to maximizing genetic gain for our customers and offering a wide range of options to suit your breeding goal. We are happy to announce we will now have available the ABS Global (GenusABS) range of bulls in addition to our current offering.

The ABS bulls cover a wide range of high type Holstein, British Friesian, high EBI and sexed semen as well as a range of other breeds. This gives Progressive Genetics the widest choice of sires, assuring you of the best choices for your breeding goal.

When added to the Irish NCBC breeding programme and those of Semex, CRV and others we have a global pool of 8,000 bulls per year either genomic or progeny tested to choose from. 

If you require any further details please contact your local breeding advisor or if you would like a catalogue posted to you simply contact the page here.

See our ABS Catalogue here.

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Posted on Tuesday, 8 December 2015  |  By Progressive Genetics

IGUK First UK Dairy Farming Conference

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Ireland Genetics First UK Dairy Farming Conference

To be held on Wednesday 14th October 2015 (Registration at 9.30am for 10am start)

At The Tewkesbury Park Hotel, Lincoln Green Lane, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. GL20 7DN.

Signing up is essential with 75% of places already booked (application form available here).

The conference will cost £80 per ticket which includes tea and coffee at various times throughout the day, along with a hot buffet lunch.

This event has a very exciting line up of highly knowledgable speakers, nine in total and they'll be covering a broad range of topics, such as dealing with heavy soils, the most recent results on EBI (Economic Breeding Index) and the economic barriers to growth within the dairy industry.

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Posted on Tuesday, 6 October 2015  |  By Progressive Genetics

The Leading DIY AI Training Course in Ireland

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Ireland’s Leading DIY AI Training Course.

Progressive Genetics offer Ireland’s most complete and professional DIY AI Training Course with small groups, personal attention and highly experienced trainers.

Plus we offer the best value to the farmer at €380.

We conduct DIY training in two locations Kildare Chilling and Euromeats in Duleek, with two very experienced AI men doing the training.

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Posted on Thursday, 3 September 2015  |  By Progressive Genetics

iML Independent Milk Laboratories

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iML - Independent Milk Laboratories

Bailieborough, Co. Cavan

Despite their name, iML cater for both dairy and suckler farmers alike.

iML have in the last few years obtained international accreditation which assures our customers of the reliability and accuracy of our tests and ensures the quality of the results reported from the lab.  for a number of tests offered like; iML are the only Laboratory in Ireland to hold the international standard ISO 17025 for compositional testing of milk.  iML have developed their testing with assistance from our sister company NML UK, who test 98% of all payment samples in the UK.  The testing at iML never really stops, with proficiency trials on an on-going basis, bringing international standards to our laboratory.

Independent Milk Laboratories is located just outside Bailieborough on the Shercock rd. 

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Posted on Tuesday, 18 August 2015  |  By Progressive Genetics

Pregnancy Diagnosis from milk samples

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Pregnancy Diagnosis from milk samples
1. Simple: uses milk recording or other milk sample
2. Easy: No extra work
3. Effective: Comparable accuracy to scanning
4. Complements scanning and fits into a managed fertility programme.
5. Use from 28 days post breeding

Highly accurate
• Pregnancy test without handling cows
• Use from 28 days postbreeding (min 60 days post calving)
• Accurate breeding date important for maximum accuracy of results
• €3.60 per sample incl VAT
• Can use milk recording samples

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Posted on Monday, 27 July 2015  |  By Progressive Genetics

AgriNet Grass Meeting

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AgriNet Grass Meeting on Wednesday 29th of July at 8pm in the County Arms Hotel in Birr Co Offaly.

Jim Moyles from Teagasc will present at the same time as Barry Lynch from Agrinet. Barry will start by explaining how to use the smartphone software and some of the nice features such as the "Planner". Barry will then look at the main grass system starting with the grass wedge and ending with the autumn grass budget.

AgriNet's new website:

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Posted on Monday, 27 July 2015  |  By Progressive Genetics

A Day in the life of an AI Man

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Ger Murphy is an AI technician (covering South Wexford Adamstown/Ballycullane/Hook/New Ross), Cow Scanner & Family man based in Clonroche, Wexford.

“For me there are three key parts to being the best AI man I can be after the actual AI’ing of the cow/heifer, they are:

  •         Time management
  •         Organisational management
  •         Customer Care

A normal day for me in April, May & June starts at 7.00 am, drop my kids to the bus at 7.50 am and then I start AI straight away as I would already have calls in.

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Posted on Monday, 6 July 2015  |  By Progressive Genetics

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