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A full listing of all our BDGP qualified bulls.
Such as: Carrowreagh Honduras - ZCH
- Honduras is a big, powerful, long bull selected for maternal traits
- His sire, On Dit is one of the top proven bulls from the French maternal programme
- The dam was a tremendous breeding cow
- Replacement: 5 Star within & across (31% reliability)
- Terminal: 5 Star across & 4 Star within (32% reliability)
Eamon Cassells is a young farmer from Athboy Co. Meath, Eamon is well known in the community due to his involvement in Macra na Feirme, where he sits on the National Ag Affairs Committee plus on the National Council. Eamon also works for NCBC as a lab technician while running a Suckler to Beef enterprise on 104 acres of heavy but productive land outside Athboy.
Bourvil Son - Hollybank Jabba
Various Blue bulls selected:
- For use in dairy herds.
- White bulls.
- Easy Calving, short gestation pedigrees.
BB2083 - Rachid below:
- Capone himself is an impressive looking bull with size, length, tremendous width, excellent muscle development, and correctness. He has perfect pelvic structure
- Suitable for pedigree breeding and for breeding replacements in the suckler herd
- Keeldrum Capone is 4 star replacement across breeds (28% reliability) (April 2015 proof)
- BDGP qualified (for general use or replacements) (April 2015 proof)
Fiston - FSZ
• A dream bull; small calves at birth that develop into export quality weanlings
Below Fiston himself:
Beef Data Genomic Programme (BDGP) 2015-2020
The new BDGP has been to the front of farming news recently. The BDGP will run for six years, all farmers who sign up will be required to complete actions for the full six years. There are 6 main requirements as part of the BDGP: Calving details, Surveys, Genotyping, Replacement strategy, Carbon Navigator & Training.
Replacement strategy – two requirements
- Artificial Insemination (AI) Use (General)
- Producing Replacement Females Genotyped 4 & 5 Star Replacement (Across Breeds)
Carrowreagh Honduras - ZCH - Replacement Index - €236 - 5 Star Replacement across breeds:
The National Cattle Breeding Centre’s (NCBC) new state of the art laboratory in Naas was recently opened by Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney.
Ten years on from the formation of the National Cattle Breeding Centre (NCBC); a joint venture by the two largest Artificial Insemination companies in Ireland, Progressive Genetics Ireland and the Munster Cattle Breeding Group, the opening is part of a number of recent major investments by the NCBC.
Featuring 12 bulls across 5 breeds - Aberdeen Angus, Charolais, Limousin, Hereford & Simmental
Derryolam Impeccable - CH2066 - below:
The Board of Progressive Genetics Co-op Society are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive. Effective 13th July 2015 Brendan Scanlon will take over the reins from Denis Guilfoyle who is retiring.
Photo of Brendan Scanlon & Denis Guilfoyle at the recent opening of the New NCBC Offices & Laboratory in the M7 Business Park, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Our New Beef for the Dairy Herd 2015 Catalogue -
6 Aberdeen Angus Bulls - 4 Hereford Bulls (3 Homo Polled and 1 Hetro Polled) - 6 Belgian Blue Bulls - 3 Limousin Bulls (1 Homo Polled)
Sexed Beef Bulls: Lennon Frosty - FTY (Limousin) & Druide - S1284 (Saler)
Progressive Genetics was launched on 28th April 1995, a 20 year reunion of the board was held recently, on the 28th April 2015.
Beef Data and Genomics Programme
The new Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) scheme is a welcomed boost for Suckler farmers.
The headline requirement being - 50% of heifers/cows are ranked 4 and 5 star on the replacement index by 2020.
Our website have just been updated with the April 2015 ICBF proofs.
High EBI Bulls
Longview Reliable leads the way with an improved EBI of €369 with a massive €143 production index. No wonder when his sire Odie ABO improved to EBI €294. LWR remains limited supply due to huge demand.
Grandman OMG is next with EBI €338 with huge €213 Fertility index.
Progressive Genetics Co-Op Society is 20 years old this month. The Society was established in April 1995, having purchased the business of the State owned Dublin District Milk Board.
The Co-Op is at the forefront of cattle breeding in Ireland being instrumental in the rationalisation of the industry in early 2000`s, and being a lead player in the establishment of both ICBF and NCBC which are the corner stone of the present day national breeding programmes for both Beef and Dairy. In fact the Irish programme was one of the first countries in the world to exploit the technology of genomics for the benefit of farmers. In 1998 the business of Irish Farm Computers was acquired which complemented the services being offered by the Society. IFC is the leader in the farm management software sector and the Agrinet Grass is a huge success both in Ireland and abroad.
Solpoll 1 Kentucky Kid's brother and sister made new records for the highest priced bull and female sold at the sales in Hereford, UK. Grabbing the headlines was Solpoll 1 Kitkat who sold for 10,800gns
A short video (3 minutes) on Artifical Insemination:
by Ag Science teacher James Gilmartin teaching in Magh Ene College in Bundoran on Artificial Insemination - featuring AI man Ciaran McTiernan inseminating a Black Whitehead Heifer:
Sire Used: Lennon Frosty - FTY
By Ross Hamilton, 25/3/2015.
A family can never recover from a fatal accident, especially when that fatal accident occurs on a family farm. Safety has been to the forefront of a number of articles recently.
How does Ireland compare to our closest neighbour - when it comes to farm safety?
New Job Opportunity:
For the role as the Dairy Programme Manager with NCBC
Delivering €12,000 Higher Milk Output
Management Data for Profitable Decisions
What is Milk Recording Worth?
What is High Somatic Cell Count (SCC) Costing?
What do I get from Milk Recording?
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