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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

PG Bulls Dominate Tullamore Show

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

Our bulls had a fantastic day in the Dairy Classes of Tullamore Show, dominating almost every class.

WAB_4489

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Posted on Thursday, 18 August 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

New Cattle Tags

Posted in Category(ies):  DairyBeef

New cattle tags to be brought in to comply with EU rules on electronic identification.

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Posted on Tuesday, 9 August 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

2015 AI Bull Usage Lists

Posted in Category(ies):  Company NewsDairyBeef

The 2015 Top Beef and Dairy AI bull usage lists have now been released.

Beef Usage: 9 of the top 10 are Progressive Genetics Bulls

Dairy Usage: 8 of the top 10 are Progressive Genetics Bulls

Beef on Dairy: 8 of the top 10 are Progressive Genetics Bulls

 

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Posted on Wednesday, 20 July 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

BDGP Scheme Kicks Into Action

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef

General Use

From the 30th June, the "General Use Criteria" will kick in, at least 80% of AI used in a herd must be 4 or 5 Star Bulls (within or across breed) at time of AI.

We at Progressive Genetics have the Top Bulls Available - across the breeds, to fulfill your needs, both Terminal & Replacement, weanling or finishing, easy ealving, polled, short gestation & more, and all still with the necessary stars, we provide a huge choice with over 150 bulls qualified for the General Use Criteria in the BDGP Scheme. 

See our 3rd BDGP Breeding Guide with all the latest figures here.

And more....

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Posted on Wednesday, 29 June 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

Holstein International May 2016

Posted in Category(ies):  Company NewsDairy

 

In May's Holstein International Edition, there was an interview with Larry Feeney:

 

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Posted on Monday, 13 June 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

Pregnancy Diagnosis from milk samples via post

Posted in Category(ies):  TipsDairyBeef

We now have Milk Pregnancy Kits for postage available, price per sample €3.60 plus postage with prices of postage ranging depending on the number of bottles posted etc. E.g. Price for 8 samples is €2.80, price for 9 to 23 is €3.50.

Plus results currently going out in post but will be available by text shortly! 

Kits available from your local AI Technician or Salesperson!

Pregnancy Diagnosis from milk samples

1. Simple: uses milk sample (get kit off of local AI Technician or Salesperson or contact us directly)
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

More details here.

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Posted on Tuesday, 7 June 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

2016 Suckler Beef Catalogue Update & BDGP Breeding Guide

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef

Our new 2016 Suckler Beef Catalogue Update & BDGP Breeding Guide is now available online packed with valuable information, with new bulls like Lisnacrann Fifty Cent a new Simmental bull from an easy calving bloodline with a whooping Replacement Index of €174, listings on High Replacement Bulls featuring bulls like Doudou LM2321, Nelson NLO & many more (with a BDGP High Repalcement listing by breed - as in BDGP Booklet and in a summary list), BDGP General Use Bulls Listing (4 or 5 Star within or across breed, terminal or replacement) and much more including our "Beef Breeding Guide Suckler Herd 2016".

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Posted on Monday, 23 May 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

127 Bulls for the BDGP Scheme

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef

Progressive Genetics have 127 bulls available that are suitable for the BDGP Scheme:

  • 67 high replacement index bulls
  • 60 bulls for general use
  • BDGP update coming soon

Below Doudou LM2321 has a replacement index of €165 (and termianl of €140) see more about Doudou here.

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Posted on Monday, 16 May 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

Beef for the Dairy Herd 2016

Posted in Category(ies):  DairyBeef

Our New Beef for the Dairy Herd 2016 Catalogue (online)- 

Now featuring 21 bulls - 6 Aberdeen Angus Bulls - 7 Hereford Bulls (4 Homo Polled, 2 Hetro Polled & 1 horned) - 5 Belgian Blue Bulls - 3 Limousin Bulls (1 Homo Polled) 

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Posted on Thursday, 12 May 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

Fresh Semen Program 2016 with April Proofs

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

Fresh Semen Program 2016 (April 2015 Proofs)

In order to meet the demand for the top EBI bulls we will run our largest fresh semen program ever this year.
This enables us to maximize availability of the highest demand bulls and ensure the best semen fertility.

The bulls available through the programme via the service will be:

CODE Name EBI Rel Prod Fert Milk Fat Prot Fat% Prot%
YAB (IG) BARTLEMY ANDREW €386 49 €102 €212 269 21.9 15.6 0.21 0.13
LWR (IG) LONGVIEW RELIABLE €347 52 €127 €169 198 16.8 19.2 0.17 0.24
FR2007 (IG) NEXTGEN BRIGADE €344 47 €97 €204 24 16.9 21.2 0.30 0.22
FR2036 (IG) DERRYLAMOGUE VINCENT €330 54 €87 €208 186 9.4 14.2 0.04 0.15
YAD (IG) DIAMOND ANDY €320 58 €128 €159 304 20.9 20.1 0.17 0.19
FR2035 (IG) CREFOGUE SPIDER €314 54 €113 €152 108 11.6 16.7 0.14 0.25
  Team Average €340   €109 €184 182 16.25 17.8 +0.17

 

+0.20

 

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Posted on Tuesday, 19 April 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

April Dairy Proofs

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

ICBF have just published the April Dairy bull proofs and there is lot of good news for the Progressive Genetics farmer shareholders and customers. 

Whisper FR2056 becomes the No. 1 available list sire with the addition of calving data, His EBI even increased to a massive €387. His dam has completed 9 lactations calving in Feburary each time.

Andrew YAB is No. 2 on active list with €380 EBI and is the No.1 heifers bull with 1.5% calvign difficulty. He is available through the fresh semen program.

Luke FR2079 gains on EBI to go to €363, he adds huge production improvement at €121 production and +0.22% Protein.

Below YAB's dam:

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Posted on Thursday, 14 April 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

A.I. on your maiden heifers: The best paid work?

Posted in Category(ies):  DairyBeef

• Heifers typically €50 higher EBI than cows
• Higher Conception Rates
• Possibility of using sexed semen
• Increase number of possible replacements

• A.I. for easy calving
• A.I. for shorter gestation
• Easy calving Dairy or Beef A.I. bulls considerably easier than the national average calving difficulty (typical stock Bulls)

• Heat detection aids make life easier
• Synchronisation programmes for heifers are easy and cost effective (see below)

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Posted on Thursday, 31 March 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

Breeding for higher value milk: Whats possible?

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

The daughters of the bull HMY are achieving an extra 2 cent per litre or €180 per lactation more than the average at current milk prices. The below table compares the protein percentage of HMY (+0.17% Protein) to daughters of KOZ (+0.04% Protein) in third lactations.

 

HMY

0.17% P

Daughters

Protein (%)

-

-

733

3.62

KOZ

0.04% P

Daughters

Protein (%)

-

-

1753

3.50

HMY

0.17% P

Daughters

Protein (%)

-

-

733

3.62

KOZ

0.04% P

Daughters

Protein (%)

-

-

1753

3.50

Data from ICBF shows high EBI cows have 10% higher output per day than average cows due to higher solids and also better fertility performance, which can equate to another 1c/litre.  But what does this mean to farmers

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Posted on Thursday, 31 March 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

Fresh Semen Program 2016

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

In order to meet the demand for the top EBI bulls we will run fresh semen this year.
This enables us to maximize availability of the highest demand bulls and ensure the best semen fertility.

The bulls used will be:

CODE Name EBI Rel Prod Fert Milk Fat Prot Fat% Prot%
LWR (IG) LONGVIEW RELIABLE €352 50 €130 €178 196 16.6 19.7 0.17 0.25
FR2036 (IG) DERRYLAMOGUE VINCENT €345 48 €90 €209 182 9 14.6 0.04 0.16
FR2007 (IG) NEXTGEN BRIGADE €350 40 €103 €206 35 17.7 13.2 0.31 0.23
YAB (IG) BARTLEMY ANDREW €364 43 €102 €214 270 22.8 15.5 0.23 0.12
FR2035 (IG) CREFOGUE SPIDER €311 49 €116 €153 102 11.1 17.2 0.13 0.26
YAD (IG) DIAMOND ANDY €322 57 €125 €161 356 20.6 20.4 0.12 0.16
  Team Average €337   €111 €182 173 17.1 16.4 +0.19 +0.20

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Posted on Friday, 25 March 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

Dairy Management and Breeding Meeting

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

We will be hosting a Dairy Management and Breeding Meeting in the Horse and Hound Hotel (Ballinaboola, Foulkmills, Co. Wexford) on the 11th April at 8pm.

Speakers: Joe Patton Teagasc Dairy Specialist and Seamus Hughes Progressive Genetics Dairy Specialist. 

Topics include:

  • Sire Selection 2016
  • Profit driven breeding
  • Holding on to my milk cheque

A really worthwhile event and we hope to see you there. 

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Posted on Monday, 21 March 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

A view from an excellent SCC herd

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

A short piece by Louise Knight

Ger says the information he obtains from Milk Recording enables him to get that bit more management information on the cows and consequently a few extra cent at the end of the day. Ger in particular highlights the following:

Mobile Phone Text Alert -  listing the 5 highest offending Cows with SCC Readings.

The detailed Animal Report  -  allowing the farmer to see his top performing cows and  more importantly the cows in the herd that are performing badly.

When Adopting a breeding policy for the herd, each cow’s milk solids can be taken into consideration for the sire selection.

 

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Posted on Wednesday, 9 March 2016  |  By Progressive Genetics

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