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Limit Night-time Calving

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Can you change the time of day that cows/heifers calve?

Yes, by merely changing the time you feed your cows/heifers you can directly influence the time of calving. When you feed cows in the evening/night, you simply and most practically reduce the number of night-time calvings. 

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Posted on Tuesday, 6 February 2018  |  By Progressive Genetics

VJ Hurling first VJ bull bought outside Scandinavia

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

The family has been using genetics from the Viking countries ever since Ben Tyrrell’s grandfather imported the first Danish Jersey bull into Ireland, 50 years ago.

 By Verónica Löfgren, Communicator

In closing a circle that started in 1962, Viking Jersey Woodtown Horn Hurling, VJ Hurling, was born on the same farm that 50 years ago imported the first bull into Ireland from Denmark. VJ Hurling was bred at Richard and Ben Tyrell’s herd at Woodtown Jerseys in Kildalkey, Ireland. Father and son have been using the best of VikingGenetics’ semen for generations; and it was Ben’s grandfather Garret, who changed the course of the farm that celebrated its centenary this September.

The farm became more of a dairy farm in the 1950s. The import of livestock from the Channel Island of Jersey marked the beginning of the use of Jersey cows here, and in the 1960s, Garret Tyrell made an important decision that not only improved the fame but also paved the road to success for other Irish farmers. Together with Jo Bewley, another passionate farmer, these two men imported the first Danish Jersey bull in 1962.

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Posted on Monday, 5 February 2018  |  By Progressive Genetics

New Catalogue Beef Sire Catalogue January 2018

Posted in Category(ies):  Company NewsBeef

Our New Beef Catalogue is now available online. 

We are excited to bring you our latest Beef Catalogue (based on the latest proofs from ICBF, January 2018) featuring 76 bulls (there are over 180 on our website), All Bulls featured in our new catalogue are BDGP qualified for general usage (4 or 5 star, within or across breed for Terminal or Replacement Index). 

Featuring a number of RISING STARS like:

  • Liseron CH4320 his pedigree is a stack of proven superior maternal sires; Castor X Tombapik X Poplulair
  • Lapon CH4321 a new bloodline for Ireland, Lapon WAS purchased from a French performance test centre where he did an excellent weight gain 
  • Carrigroe Natiowide AA4375, an Elevator son with exceptional temperament 
  • And others! 

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Posted on Friday, 2 February 2018  |  By Progressive Genetics

New Appointments to our growing team

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Progressive Genetics have recently appointed Shane Leane and Kelly Stephenson to add to their advisory and farmer support teams.

Shane Leane come to Progressive having completed a PhD in herd fertility and having managed the Moorepark Curtins dairy herd. Shane has a wealth of knowledge in dairy systems, fertility management and crossbreeding. Shanes role includes advising farmers on breeding strategies for their farming systems and strategies to achieve excellent fertility results.

new staff

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Posted on Thursday, 1 February 2018  |  By Progressive Genetics

New Catalogue Crossbreeding Sires January 2018

Posted in Category(ies):  Company NewsDairy
We are pleased to present to you our new Xbred catalogue, "Crossbreeding Sires January 2018", hard copies are available now and if you would like one posted out to you please feel free to get in touch. 
 
The "Crossbreeding Sires January 2018" features a wide range of bulls, from across the globe, primarily New Zealand, Denmark and Ireland. 
 
Including sires like Superstition the sire of Triplestar. Superstition has over 3,700 daughters across 677 herds.
 
 
 

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Posted on Wednesday, 24 January 2018  |  By Progressive Genetics

New Catalogue Dairy Sires Jan 2018

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Our New Dairy Catalogue is now available online. 

Based on the latest ICBF figures, we have the top 4 Dairy Sires on the active list, the No.1 Jersey available, 5 of the top 10 daughter proven sires (Hoslteins & Friesians), featuring top sires, bull teams, high EBI sires, British Friesian sires, High Type sires, Jersey sires, Crossbred sires, Sexed semen sires, Beef sires (Angus, Hereford, Belgian Blue, Limousin & Simmental sires), Heat Detection Aids including MOOCALL HEAT (more here) & more!

All bull figures are based on the latest proofs from ICBF, December 2017.

High EBI

We have the Top 4 bulls on active list including:

  • (IG) DIAMOND ANTON FR2239 with an EBI of €320 (32.4kgs of m/s & +0.03 for udder) (dam below)

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Posted on Monday, 15 January 2018  |  By Progressive Genetics

The ICBF have Published New Dairy AI Bull Proofs

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New Proofs

The full latest Dairy AI bull proofs are now available to view now. Please note, the Beef AI bulls will also be available on the 10th January.

We are pleased to reveal that 5 of the top 5 bulls are our bulls (NCBC):

AI   EBI
CODE Name of Bull Euro REL
FR4021 (IG) BALLINTESKIN ARNOLD 323.5 56
FR2239 (IG) DIAMOND ANTON 319.62 59
FR2460 (IG) NEXTGEN PHC EIMER 557 311.02 56
FR2385 (IG) NEXTGEN YKG CANDY 593 308.31 58
FR2298 (IG) OLCASTLETOWN RONALDO 300.81 60

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Posted on Wednesday, 20 December 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

MooCall HEAT

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Progressive Genetics will be supplying the Moocall HEAT (as soon as they come available - early next year: January/February) but you can order from today (with a deposit). Moocall HEAT is a one stop shop heat detection system for the largest of dairy farms to small scale part-time suckler farms, Moocall HEAT is the complete package from the collar for the bull to the App: Breedmanager, this exciting new system has been designed for Irish farmers.

How does it work?

The collar is worn by a vasectomised bull (teaser bull) and Moocall eartags are attached to all cows and heifers. The collar then uses cow/bull proximity, mounting behaviour and bull activity levels to determine to an extremely high level of accuracy when a cow or a heifer is in heat. 
 
Pic: Vasectomised bull fitted with the demo version during trials. 

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Posted on Wednesday, 6 December 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

AI Technician Profile Nichola Murtagh

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‘There could be 15 cows to one call; women are getting the job done’ – AI technician, Nichola (22)

Caroline Allen of Agriland recently spoke with Progressive Genetics staff, Nichola Murtagh (AI Technician) & Larry Feeney (Marketing Manager)

Nichola Murtagh describes herself as “just your average 22-year-old”. Yet, she goes on to tell how she combines a job in AI with running her own suckler enterprise.

Having grown up on the family farm in Co. Westmeath; Murtagh always had an interest in animals and working outdoors.

She now looks after her suckler cow herd separate to the family farm, while also working for Progressive Genetics in Mullingar.
 

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Posted on Tuesday, 5 December 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

National Dairy Conference 2017

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This is a complete chronological summary of the first of the National Dairy Conferences which was held in the Lyrath Estate on Tuesday, 28th November (the second one being in The Kilmore Hotel in Cavan Wednesday, 29th November), with the day kicking off at 8.30am and running right through to 4.30pm. 

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Posted on Wednesday, 29 November 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

AI Technicians Wanted

Posted in Category(ies):  Other NewsDairyBeef

WE WANT YOU! Fancy becoming an A.I. Technician? Are you in Kilkenny? North Tipperary? Mid Tipperary?

A little about us, Progressive Genetics is a 100% Irish farmer owned co-operative. We are the leading provider of top quality Dairy & Beef genetics, AI Service, Milk Recording & advisory support services to the farmers in the Leinster, North East and West of Ireland regions.

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Posted on Wednesday, 29 November 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

NEW Prestige Angus Catalogue November 2017

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef
We are pleased to present to you our new Prestige Angus catalogue, hard copies will be available at the Irish Angus Elite Show & Sale on the 9th December (or you can request one to be posted before if you wish). 
 
The Prestige Selection is a new range of elite bulls which we at Progressive Genetics have chosen for the pedigree breeders. These sires have been carefully selected and represent the best Angus genetics available globally. The catalogue features 13 Angus bulls in total, some of which you will be familiar with like Te Mania Berkley B1 and HF Rebel 53Y, but we also have some older sires that are new to us, like SRV Hedebo Knobel ET and Blackhaugh Time F610.
 

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Posted on Friday, 24 November 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Coloured Dairy Sires 2018

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We are pleased to present to you our latest dairy catalogue, "Coloured Dairy Sires 2018" catalogue", hard copies will be available in a week or so, if you would like one posted out to you please feel free to get in touch. The "Coloured Dairy Sires 2018" features a wide range of bulls with 8 breeds featured in total, Jerseys, Ayrshires, Scandinavian Reds, Shorthorns, Montbelairdes, MRI/Rotbunts, Fleckviehs and a Brown Swiss bull too, from across the globe; Denmark, Canada, the United Kingdom, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the United States of America, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Ireland. 

 Bulls that feature:

17 Jerseys featured two that stand out are:

VJ Quintana, who will be available sexed and is the No. 1 NTM Genomic sire in Denmark! 

VJ Huzar, who will be available sexed and is the No. 1 NTM Daughter Proven sire in Denmark, daughter pictured below.

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Posted on Tuesday, 21 November 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Winter Milk Conference 2017

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The Winter (Liquid) Milk Conference was held in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan on the 26th October, headlined as ‘Winter Milk in an Expanding Dairy Industry’. The programme really 'ticked all the boxes', covering a board range of topics. Larry O'Loughlin, Teagasc Regional Manager, chaired the morning presentations his final Winter Milk Conference, summarising and highlighting core issues throughout.

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Posted on Friday, 17 November 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

NEW Prestige Charolais Catalogue November 2017

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef
Our New Prestige Charolais catalogue is now available online, hard copies will be available soon!
 
The Prestige Selection is a new range of elite bulls which we at Progressive Genetics have chosen for the pedigree breeders. These sires have been carefully selected and represent the best Charolais genetics available globally. The catalogue features 13 Charolais bulls in total (nearly 40 Charolais Sires feature on the website here)!
 

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Posted on Wednesday, 8 November 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

C.O.W.

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C.O.W. (Cow’s Own Worth) was recently launched by ICBF and Teagasc on the 31st October and was accessed by over 1000 herds in the first two days!  The C.O.W. is a new on-line support tool that instantly ranks dairy cows on their expected future profit potential based on the most up-to-date information available. Farmers can quickly identify under-performing cows and choose cull candidates and keep the most profitable cows in the herd. This has the potential to improve herd profitability.

Speaker Dr. Margaret Kelleher, ICBF, at the launch of the C.O.W. decision support tool. Image source: O’Gorman Photography

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Posted on Monday, 6 November 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Selective Dry Cow Therapy with Vet Shane McElroy

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Antimicrobial resistance in an increasing problem across the world in both animal and human medicine. Check out this video with Glanbia's Vet Shane McElroy explaining the correct application of Selective Dry Cow Therapy and responsible targeted use of antibiotics helps reduce development of resistance, in a short concise 2 min 30 second video.

 

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Posted on Thursday, 2 November 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

AI Technicians Visit Tully Progeny Test Centre

Posted in Category(ies):  DairyBeef

Nearly 80 Progressive Genetics AI technicians attended various presentations in Tully Progeny Test Centre in Co. Kildare on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th October. Stocked with over 200 cattle in for finishing from beef off beef bred stock to beef off of dairy, with nearly half of the progeny sired by Progressive Genetics (NCBC) sires (95) with another 70 sired by Gene Ireland bulls. 

There were a number of ICBF presentations with speakers included Stephen Conroy, Niall Kilrane, Ciarán Costello and Chris Daly.

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Posted on Tuesday, 31 October 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

NEW Prestige Limousin Catalogue October 2017

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We are pleased to present to you our new Prestige Limousin catalogue, our Limousin only catalogue for the pedigree breeder, hard copies will be available at the Premier Limousin Sale in Roscrea on Monday, the 30th of October (they will be available from the Male Show on the Sunday evening). 
 
The Prestige Selection is a new range of elite bulls which we at Progressive Genetics have chosen for the pedigree breeders. These sires have been carefully selected and represent the best Limousin genetics available globally. The catalogue features 15 Limousin bulls in total, some of which you will be familiar with like Bavardage AGB (Bavardage is now dead, semen in limited), with new sires like Dimoiwii LM2388 & Grenache LM4351 featured, with Ionesco ION in there too! 
 

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Posted on Friday, 27 October 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

New Catalogue Crossbreeding Sires Sept 2017

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy
We are pleased to present to you our new Xbred catalogue, "Crossbreeding Sires Sept 2017", hard copies are available now and if you would like one posted out to you please feel free to get in touch. 
 
 

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Posted on Wednesday, 25 October 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

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