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Upcoming Prestige Catalogue Release

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef

We at Progressive Genetics (Munster A.I & Ireland Genetics) are proud to announce the upcoming release of our Prestige Catalogue Range for Aberdeen Angus, Charolais and Limousin. This new catalogue range has been developed for pedigree breeders.

The Prestige Selection is a new range of elite bulls which we at Progressive Genetics (Munster A.I & Ireland Genetics) have chosen for you, the pedigree breeder. These sires have been carefully selected and represent the best Limousin genetics available globally.

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Posted on Monday, 13 March 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Early adoption of EBI delivering the goods for a pedigree herd

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

Brendan Meade’s farm on the Meath-Dublin border is a model spring-calving system built on good breeding, high grass utilisation and a labour-conscious system.

Dairying at Whiteleas since 1981, the farm now consists of 85ha (54.6ha owned, 16.2ha leased and 14.2ha rented annually) with 55ha of that being a milking platform.

Brendan is married to Mary, and they have three daughters Fiona, Grainne and Doireann.

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Posted on Thursday, 9 March 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Danish Jerseys on O'Loughlins Farm

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

Yesterday, most of the PG Sales-team & a few Pedigree Jersey Breeders, attended a farm walk on Rory & Maura O'Loughlin's Farm, near Rathangan. Rory & Maura imported Danish Jerseys first in 2014 (importing 130). The herd is mainly made up of 370 mainly Jersey Cows bred mainly by bulls from Viking Genetics with Brown Swiss & Rothbunt genetics featuring in the background too.

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Posted on Thursday, 2 March 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Vasectomised bulls - Now is the time

Posted in Category(ies):  Tips

There are many aids to detecting heat: tail paint; scratch cards; Kamar heat detectors; pedometers and movement collars.

But there is no substitute for the teaser bull, A teaser bull is one that has been vasectomised.

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Posted on Wednesday, 15 February 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Laboratory Technician

Posted in Category(ies):  Other News

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

Dairy Know-How Milk Recording

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

Jack Kennedy speaks with Padraig Ryan of Cappamore, Limerick a farmer using the Dairygold Milk Recording Service to discuss the benefits of milk recording.

Padraig on Milk Recording: "To know which cows to breed from, to know which cows to cull & to monitor Somatic Cell Count"

 

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Posted on Thursday, 9 February 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

New Dairy Catalogue

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

We are pleased to present to you our new Spring 2017 Dairy Sires Catalogue. Once again it contains many new bulls which push the advance in genetic merit to new high levels. The August base change is explained in the catalogue and gives us new proof levels and targets to get used to. 

Our top 10 Holstein-friesian Bulls reach an industry leading high level of €308 EBI. We can give your herd a huge fertility improvement while also improving output for A+B-C pricing. Alongside the EBI leaders there is a super team of very complete bulls that will reach the fertility targets and bring exceptional production, health & longevity.

Dam of No. 1 EBI Sire

 

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Posted on Thursday, 12 January 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Moocall now available from Pregressive Genetics

Posted in Category(ies):  Company News

Moocall is the successful Irish calving sensor and you can now order from your local Progressive Genetics representative. Having heard many positive reports about the system and recognising the importance of identifying calving problems we are delighted to be able to offer this product.

All orders will be dispatched straight away from Moocall direct to you. You will also enjoy the superb Moocall support, warranty and 60 day money back guarantee.

 

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Posted on Thursday, 22 December 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

New Dairy Proofs

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

The ICBF December 2016 dairy proofs are now live on the website. 

Our top 5 EBI Bulls are:

aicode Name EBI
FR2385 (IG) NEXTGEN YKG CANDY 593 €329
FR2386 (IG) WHITEWOOD RUDDY €323
FR2394 (IG) COOLKERRY GREENHILLS MATT €313
FR2239 (IG) DIAMOND ANTON €313
FR2351 (IG) SPRINGHAVEN OTTO €311

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Posted on Wednesday, 14 December 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

New Beef Proofs

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef

The new ICBF December beef proofs are live on our website.

The Limousin sire Tomschoice Ironstone impresses with his first calving evaluation. Also Casimir makes gains to become a 5 star replacement sire with a super all-round proof. 

Casimir

In Charolais, Gerard is an outstanding terminal sire while Finian and Fleetwood have a great balance of calving ease and performance

 

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Posted on Wednesday, 14 December 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

Teagasc National Dairy Conference

Posted in Category(ies):  Other NewsDairy

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

Posted in Category(ies):  Other NewsDairyBeef

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

Jersey & Crossbred Sires Catalogue 2017

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

Our new Jersey & Crossbred Sires Catalogue (based on August 2016 Proofs) is available online now (hard copies will be available in a week or so).

Check it out here.

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Posted on Wednesday, 16 November 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

Elite Type Catalogue 2017

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

Our new Elite Type Sires Catalogue (based on August 2016 Proofs) is available online now (hard copies will be available in a week or so).

There is a huge selection of bulls from across the world, from NCBC, Semex, ABS & CRV.  Check it out here.

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Posted on Wednesday, 9 November 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

New Coloured Breeds Sires 2017 Catalogue

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

Our new Coloured Breeds Sires 2017 (based on August 2016 Proofs) is available online now (hard copies will be available in a week or so).

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Posted on Thursday, 3 November 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

The Number One DIY AI course in Ireland

Posted in Category(ies):  Other NewsDairyBeef

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

Aladdin FR4091

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

New Sire Evergreen Aladdin FR4091, check him out here.

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Posted on Wednesday, 12 October 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

Progressive Genetics New Beef Sire Directory 2016-2017

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef

New Beef Catalogue 2016/2017

Our new catalogue contains a huge amout of bulls with:

Bulls like Gazelle ZAG, Ardlea Dan ADX, Fiston FSZ, Fenian LZF, Capone KEZ and many more. 

New sires: Jalabert CH4090, Firoda Jason CH4082, Jongleur CH2220, Frosty King SI4083, Goulding Man O Man AA4087, Marianhill L Papa AA4086, Balleen General HE2407 & more.

BDGP Scheme information and much, much more.

Check it out here

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Posted on Friday, 16 September 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

Autumn Dairy Catalogue 2016

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

Our new Dairy Catalogue (based on August 2016 Proofs) is available online now (hard copies will be available at the Ploughing Match).

There is a huge selection of bulls with High EBI, High Type, Xbred, Jersey & British Friesian all featuring (we will have a new coloured breeds catalogue available shortly).

And info on preg testing, BVD ear-notch testing & more!

Check the catalogue out pdf here and issu here.

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Posted on Tuesday, 13 September 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

August Dairy Proofs

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

ICBF have released the August 2016 dairy prrofs and the big news is the base change which means we must get used to new EBI levels. We have also graduated many new high EBI bulls since the spring catalogue.

Check here for detailed explanation of the base change, the short explanation is that all animals have €71 removed from their EBI.

Nextgen YKG Candy FR2385 is the EBI leader at €327.

Candy Dam

Dam of Candy

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Posted on Monday, 29 August 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

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