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All cows fertility at the touch of a screen

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How many times have you gone looking for your cows due dates or spent time figuring out what cows were not bred yet?

Thanks to a live link between ICBF and AgriNet HerdApp all your herd information is easily available on your phone. Calving date, facility to record a heat, serve date, due pregnancy test date, calving date & dry date. All these dates update as soon as data is entered.

 

 

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Posted on Wednesday, 25 March 2020  |  By Progressive Genetics

AgriNet HerdApp can influence your breeding decisions

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Are you making the most of milk recording?

AgriNet HerdApp won't quite tell you when you need to milk record but it will have the results easily displayed as soon as you get the text with your 5 highest cell count cows. Some of you may be used to recieving print outs in the post in the past. These print outs were highly anticapated, studied in detail on arrival & then left somewhere with the rest of the post.  Then after the next recording we go through the same process again.

Imagine having access to ALL your milk recording data ALL the time on your phone, enter AgriNet HerdApp which has ALL of that.

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Posted on Wednesday, 25 March 2020  |  By Progressive Genetics

Sire Advice at your Fingertips

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Breeding season is a busy time for farmers. Recording serves is a process that can be streamlined. This is key to Lean Farming as it simplifies the workflow.

All this information in your pocket and access it immediately!

 

 

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Posted on Wednesday, 25 March 2020  |  By Progressive Genetics

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

Compact Calving Driving Production

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This is a piece by Emma Gilsenan which recently featured on Agriland here.

The calving pattern on farms is what sets the top-performing herds apart from the lower-performing herds, in terms of maximising milk output from grazed grass.

Speaking at a recent breeding information event, Shane Leane – breeding advisor with Progressive Genetics – discussed why having a compact calving pattern is so important for your farm.

 

 

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Posted on Tuesday, 16 April 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

Management of Dairy Cows from Calving until Mating Start Date

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Dr. Shane Leane PhD is part of the Progressive Genetics team, in the role of Dairy Specialist, Shane joined Progressive Genetics having completed a PhD in herd fertility, as well as having managed the Moorepark Curtins dairy herd. He has a wealth of knowledge in dairy systems, fertility management and crossbreeding.

Good fertility and compact calving are essential to maximise grass utilisation and farm profit. The target is to have 90% of the herd calved within 42 days from the planned start of calving and all cows calved by mating start date (MSD).

 

 

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Posted on Friday, 8 February 2019  |  By Progressive Genetics

MooCall HEAT SPECIAL OFFER for February

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MooCall Heat is a game changer for Suckler & Dairy herds, in terms of automating heat detection in a cost effective & practical way.
 
Moocall HEAT texts when your cow enters a standing heat! Save 100s of hours and know exactly when to perform AI.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Posted on Wednesday, 6 February 2019  |  By Progressive Genetics

Automate Heat detection with Moocall HEAT

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Progressive Genetics are supplying the Moocall HEATs, 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 Monday, 14 January 2019  |  By Progressive Genetics

HerdApp Going from Strength to Strength

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AgriNet’s HerdApp is now entering its second Spring on the market and already has thousands of Irish Farmers using the app. The true value of HerdApp is really coming to the fore, as HerdApp the New Standard in Farm Management Software, is enabling Irish farmers to farm smart, particularly as they start to prepare for a busy Spring.

Farmer feedback is really important to the AgriNet team, as is continued improvement of HerdApp, looking at the app as it stands currently, Cork dairy farmer Denis Finnegan of Lee Valley Farm (Herd pictured below at grass last June), says that HerdApp is "simple to use" has "excellent reports that you can multi filter on" and a "live link to ICBF which makes it easy to access your milk and EBI data". "I see it (HerdApp) as a management tool on the farm, it's a bonus that it does all your compliance as well!" (follow Denis on Twitter here).

 

 

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Posted on Thursday, 10 January 2019  |  By Progressive Genetics

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