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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
New Sire Evergreen Aladdin FR4091, check him out here.
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
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!
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.
Dam of Candy
Our bulls had a fantastic day in the Dairy Classes of Tullamore Show, dominating almost every class.
New cattle tags to be brought in to comply with EU rules on electronic identification.
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
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.
In May's Holstein International Edition, there was an interview with Larry Feeney:
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.
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".
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.
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)
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:
|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|
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