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KEZ Triplets and other calves

Posted in Category(ies):  Other News

Calves, Calves, Calves ...

Triplet Keeldrum Capone Heifer Calves in the Drumnagar Pedigree Simmental Herd! (Chances of having live triplet heifers 1 in 8,000,000). Three generations of Brady men, with triplet heifers in the Drumnagar Pedigree Simmental Herd of Joe Brady. 

KEZ Triplets

From left to right: Joe Brady (herd owner), Aidan Brady (son) and Cathal Brady (father). Photo by Seamus Smith - AI Tech.

Congratulations Joe & family, best of luck with them.

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Posted on Monday, 9 February 2015  |  By Progressive Genetics

A Stock Bull vs Artificial Insemination (Beef)

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef

A Stock Bull vs. Artificial Insemination Comparison (for the average 14 cow Irish Suckler Herd)

Reliability Safety - Bio-security - Capital and variable costs - Infertility - Lack of flexibility 

Apostle Daughter

Peter Grogan's Super Purebred Curaheen Apostle - APZ Heifer. Peter is an AI man in Offaly, in the Geashill/Portarlington area.

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Posted on Thursday, 5 February 2015  |  By Progressive Genetics

Farm Safety The Lost Lifes & Injuries

Posted in Category(ies):  Other News

2014 was a horrendous year on Irish farms in terms of lost lives and injuries suffered.

All of us involved in the agri-industry should highlight the risks involved on an ongoing basis, the fact that 176 men, women & children have been lost through farm accidents in 9 years is horrifying. Please highlight on-farm inadequacies to your friends, family, neighbours and perhaps look a little closer yourself when on-farm. 

Martin O’Halloran, the CEO of the HSA:

“The rate of fatal and serious accidents on farms is disproportionately high when you consider the numbers employed. Children and older people are particularly at risk.”

Stay Safe

This piece is mainly based around an infographic from the Irish Farmers Journal highlighting various statistics - from age of those who suffer on-farm deaths (11% of fatalities are children) to relationship to farm/farmer in relation to injuries (8.6% are spouses). 

IFJ

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Posted on Wednesday, 28 January 2015  |  By Progressive Genetics

Gareth “Grassland” Davies Dairy Seminar

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

Gareth “Grassland” Davies NSch

Dairy Farmer Seminar: Maximising profit with grass, soil fertility and the right system.

Horse & Jockey, Monday February 2nd, 7pm

Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, Tuesday, February 3rd, 7pm

 

Cows on Grass

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Posted on Thursday, 22 January 2015  |  By Progressive Genetics

From Production to Conception

Posted in Category(ies):  Other News

From Production to Conception: Quality every step of the way

•Semen Quality Control System
 
•Information Collected at all stages
 
•Bull specific decision process to maximise semen fertility
 
•Continuous monitoring
 
•Rigorous quality control before semen released
 
•Highly trained & experienced staff
 
•ISO 9001:2008 accredited process
 
Microscope

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Posted on Monday, 19 January 2015  |  By Progressive Genetics

Dairy Sires 2015

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

New Dairy Sires 2015 - Spring Catalogue

Our Top 10: EBI €331, Fertility €175, Production €104, Milk +180 kg, Fat +17 kg .20% & Protein +15 kg .18%

Dairy Cover 2015

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Posted on Thursday, 8 January 2015  |  By Progressive Genetics

Freeze Branding

Posted in Category(ies):  Tips

Freeze Branding

Freeze branding is the permanent branding of an animal, which is useful for a number of reasons, primarily animal identification.

The Process - Advantages - Tips

Hair Follicle

Freeze Branding available from:

Micheál Fogarty – Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow - 087 9916132

Pat Byrne – Carlow, Co. Carlow - 087 6292567

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Posted on Monday, 5 January 2015  |  By Progressive Genetics

Active Dairy Bull List 2015

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

Dairy Active List- Spring 2015 (December Proofs)

Our Top 10 EBI Bulls have an EBI of €331, Production SI of €104 & Fertility SI of €175.

As well as our Top - High Type, British Friesian, Jersey & Crossbred bulls.  

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Posted on Thursday, 18 December 2014  |  By Progressive Genetics

December Beef AI Bull Evaluations

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef

December Beef AI Bull Evaluations

Lennon Frosty - FTY

Cavelands Fenian - LZF

Lasater Ivan & his continued battle with RIO

& much more. 

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Posted on Tuesday, 16 December 2014  |  By Progressive Genetics

December Dairy AI Bull Evaluations

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

December Dairy AI Bull Evaluations

(IG) RONNOCO EVERAND (RNO) - EBI €352

(IG) LONGVIEW RELIABLE (LWR) - EBI of €347

(IG) CONNIBAR PRINCE (PCZ) - EBI of €333

and more.

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Posted on Tuesday, 16 December 2014  |  By Progressive Genetics

Beef Heifer Calving

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef

Beef Heifer Calving

What would you imagine is the average beef heifer calving difficulty?

A look at some bulls in Irish AI of various breeds - Charolais, Aberdeen Angus, Salers and Limousin compared with stock bulls, with the main figure being looked at calving difficulty using the new indexes that will be available from ICBF shortly. 

Heifer & Calf

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Posted on Friday, 12 December 2014  |  By Progressive Genetics

Safety First

Posted in Category(ies):  Other News

Safety First is a Must!

We are all familiar with the ads on the radio from the Road Safety Authority, featuring the staggering figures for the week gone by in relation to road deaths, which ends in the question “Do you want to be in next week’s numbers?”

Our roads are indeed very dangerous places and so unfortunately are our farmyards, Irish farms have become increasingly dangerous with a total of twenty seven fatalities on farm this year alone, we all must agree this figure is way too high.

 

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Posted on Friday, 5 December 2014  |  By Progressive Genetics

New “Milk Value” added to annual report

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

What is Milk Value?
The Milk value is a Euro value for the cow, group or herds lactation, It is an estimation of the milk cheque value ofthe lactation.


It is calculated using an average milk price for the year, not the actual price paid, so is based on a base price of 0.33 plus VAT using the A + B - C system.

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Posted on Friday, 28 November 2014  |  By Progressive Genetics

24 Month Calving with Sucklers

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef

A brief overview of 24 month calving looking at:

  • Grange replacement figures(plus costs)
  • Calving difficulty figures for the average beef heifer
  • USA figures on 24 month calving
  • Examples of 24 month calving

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Posted on Wednesday, 26 November 2014  |  By Progressive Genetics

An Overview of Suckler Farming in Ireland Today

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef

A brief overview of the Suckler Herd pointing out where the National Suckler herd is at, briefly looking at:

  • The National Reproductive Figures-Suckler Herd
  • Teagasc Profit Monitors - Suckler to Beef & Suckler to Weanling
  • The consequences of poor reproduction
  • A 5 Star Cow - Thomas Wickham, Enniscorthy, Wexford
  • How farmers can improve production

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Posted on Thursday, 20 November 2014  |  By Progressive Genetics

Pop Up AI Technicians

Posted in Category(ies):  Tips

Pop Up AI Technicians

A piece by Arthur Bredin – Progressive Genetics Beef Specialist & Field Service Manager in the West of Ireland. A farmer approached me, at the Ploughing match, he was having problems getting cows in calf. I asked him a good few questions to try and get to the root of his dilemma, but it soon became apparent to me what was his problem.  

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Posted on Tuesday, 11 November 2014  |  By Progressive Genetics

Sexed Semen Sires

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

We have a wide range of high EBI bulls available as sexed semen. It is important to order sexed semen as early as possible to ensure supply for the 2015 breeding season.

The 2014 season saw a large increase in sexed semen usage following from the 2013 trial. While fertility rates are expected to be lower with sexed semen the experince has mainly been positive. We have endevoured to make our best possible bulls availble as sexed. 

In order to be eligible for sexing a bull must meet strict criteria.

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Posted on Monday, 3 November 2014  |  By Progressive Genetics

DIY A.I. Training

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Ireland’s Leading DIY AI Training Course.

Progressive Genetics offer Ireland’s most complete and professional DIY AI Training Course with small groups, personal attention and highly experienced trainers.

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Posted on Tuesday, 28 October 2014  |  By Progressive Genetics

Our New Stars for EBI

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

Our new Autumn 2014 dairy catalogue is out now and we have a fantastic range of NEW bulls added to the active line up.
These have all been tested through G€NEIR€LAND so have semen fertility data and will have calving surveys in the spring of 2015.

Diamond Andy YAD is the highest EBI newcomer. He is a great yield improver so has a high Production Index. He is easy to use as not related to Oman or LHZ.

Connibar Price PCZ has ....

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Posted on Monday, 20 October 2014  |  By Progressive Genetics

New Website

Posted in Category(ies):  Company NewsDairyBeef

We are happy to announce the launch of our new website.

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Posted on Wednesday, 15 October 2014  |  By Progressive Genetics

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