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Type Sires Sept 2017

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

Our new Elite Type Sires Catalogue (based on September 2017 Proofs) is available online now (hard copies will be available in a week or so). There is a huge selection of bulls (with 36 bulls featuring) from across the world, from NCBC, Semex, ABS & CRV. We have EBIs & Country of Origin proofs for most bulls, plus lots of progeny & family pictures. 

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Posted on Friday, 13 October 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

ABP Farm Clonegal

Posted in Category(ies):  Other NewsDairyBeef

Recently some members of the Progressive Genetics Salesteam (as well as Munster AI Salespeople & NCBC Salespeople) got to a presentation from Stephen Connolly and visted ABP Food Group’s R&D farm in Clonegal, Co. Carlow which is home to a herd of mainly Angus and Hereford steers and heifers. Established in 2015, the farm is the base for the company’s research on dairy-beef systems. This work is carried out in conjunction with the ICBF (Irish Cattle Breeding Federation) and Teagasc. It’s also ABP’s largest Blade Farming operation in Ireland.

 

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Posted on Thursday, 12 October 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Career Opportunities

Posted in Category(ies):  Company NewsOther News

Career Opportunities: Sales & Sales Support Roles

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Posted on Tuesday, 10 October 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Milk Pregnancy Testing

Posted in Category(ies):  DairyBeef

A hassle-free option for pregnancy diagnosis.

Milk Pregnancy Testing (MPT) uses a milk recording sample or a postal sample to detect PAGs (Pregnancy Associated Glycoproteins). 

Benefits

  • Uncomplicated
  • Convenient
  • Non invasive
  • Accurate from 28 days after mating

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Posted on Wednesday, 4 October 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

From The Green Fields of France Liseron

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef

Liseron (CH4320) is a new Charolais bull who recently arrived into the stud from France and his straws are now available.

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Posted on Wednesday, 4 October 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

DIY Bovine AI Training Course

Posted in Category(ies):  Other NewsTipsDairyBeef

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

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Posted on Monday, 25 September 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

New Catalogue Beef Sire Catalogue September 2017

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef

Our New Beef Catalogue is now available online. 

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Posted on Wednesday, 13 September 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

New Catalogue Dairy Sires Sept 2017

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

Our New Dairy Catalogue is now available online. 

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Posted on Wednesday, 13 September 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Selective dry cow therapy could soon be the norm

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

This piece by vet Tommy Heffernan featured in the Farming Independent last year, but is as relevant as ever!

Selective dry Cow Therapy (SDCT) is a process of selecting cows to treat with antibiotics at drying off on an individual cow needs basis. This can be done by carefully planning and using records to select the appropriate cows that need treatment and simply using teat sealants on their own with the rest of the herd.

There are three significant reasons to opt for SDCT.

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Posted on Monday, 28 August 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

New Shorthorn Sire Matrix

Posted in Category(ies):  Company NewsBeef

STONEYROYD HALCYON MATRIX (P) (Code SH4209) is a new Shorthorn sire, that has been purchased by NCBC.

Matrix is an exceptional quality bull, an outstanding Shorthorn sire, plus he has a really good pelvic structure. And when you see his pedigree it's no surprise! 

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Posted on Monday, 24 July 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Top 10 most used sires in 2017 so far

Posted in Category(ies):  Company NewsDairyBeef

 

The ICBF have released the bulls with the most serves recorded so far in 2017.

Progressive Genetics (NCBC) are leading the way with 9 of the top 10, Dairy on Dairy, including at No. 6:

Olcastletown Ronaldo FR2298 a nicely balanced bull with a big production sub-index of €97 and over 30kgs/ms.

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Posted on Friday, 14 July 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Polled Bulls

Posted in Category(ies):  DairyBeef

We have a wide selection of polled sires available, some of which feature below:

Ivoire OEO Homozygous Polled - all progeny will be polled. By Fanon P going back to Clovis. Check him out here.

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Posted on Tuesday, 4 July 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Tully Test Centre with Stephen Conroy

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef

Five-star bulls performing best in Tully test centre, Darren Carty IFJ chats to Stephen Conroy, Tully Manager. 

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Posted on Monday, 19 June 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Progeny Videos from Tully Test Centre

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef

The Performance Centre at Tully Co.Kildare is operated by the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation, the test centre has been in operation for over 30 years.

Recently a number of Progressive Genetics (NCBC) Progeny have been through Tully Testing, see some of them below. 

Progeny from Heracles HHJ at Tully Test Centre:

 

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Posted on Monday, 19 June 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Keltic Handsome sons in high demand at Society Sales

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef
There have been a number of Pedigree Limousin Sales since March, NCBC (Progressive Genetics & Munster A.I.) sires have featured well. 
 
See some of the NCBC sires progeny below: 
 
Handsome sons leads the way at annual Athenry Sale
 
An outstanding Keltic Handsome (OKH) son, 'Oldtown Kenny'  topped the May sale in Athenry, selling for €6,800. Bred by William Hogan, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, this outstanding stylish bull came to the ring with five star ratings in each trait, including a Terminal index of €146 and a Replacement index of €130.  
 
 
 
 

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Posted on Wednesday, 31 May 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Beef on Dairy Test Bulls

Posted in Category(ies):  DairyBeef

We have a number of New Beef sires coming in for testing on the dairy herd, not all are in stock yet but we do have a good selection! 

Such as Fabb Northern Starr HE4297, from the Fabb Polled Herd, Starr should provide a good balance of calf quality and calving ease. 

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Posted on Monday, 29 May 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Beef on Dairy New Hereford Test Bulls

Posted in Category(ies):  DairyBeef

We have a number of new Hereford sires coming in for testing on the dairy herd, not all are in stock yet but we do have small amounts of Hollybush Noble and Northern Starr available. 

Hollybush 1 Noble HE4266, should provide a good balance of short gestation and calving ease (polled). 

 

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Posted on Wednesday, 24 May 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Short Gestation for The Dairy Herd

Posted in Category(ies):  Dairy

For the remainder of the breeding season, farmers are still faced with options:

  • Breed more Dairy Replacements
  • Add Calf Value
  • Use Short Gestation Beef

This is FR2031 Elmo's dam, Tisaxon RUU Elma 1669 (pictured below).

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Posted on Monday, 22 May 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Beef Sires for the Dairy Herd 2017

Posted in Category(ies):  DairyBeef

We have a wide selection of Beef bulls available, across breeds, fulfilling distinct farmer requirements.

Ticking various boxes: 

  • Short Gestation
  • Easy calving for Dairy Maidens
  • Maximise Calf & Carcass Value
  • And MORE!

KYA Lord Hardy, now has over 34,000 calving surveys registered with ICBF! 

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Posted on Thursday, 18 May 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

Website Update with Beef May 2017 Figures

Posted in Category(ies):  Beef

The latest evaluation figures (Euro-Star) have now been updated and we now have them available to view on our website.

In all 174 Progressive Genetics (NCBC) bulls feature on the Terminal list & 151 on the Replacement list. 

Progressive Genetics have 7 of the top 10 Replacement Index sires (priced at €10):

Replacement sire is Beguin SA4059 is number 1 with a Replacement Index of €249, we also have the top Charolais Voimo VMO, top AA KYA, top SH PZT & top Limousin ZAG along with the Limousins ranked 2nd & 3rd Gringo & Frosty, plus the top 2 commercially priced Simmentals Earp SI2469 and Fifty Cent SI2152.

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Posted on Thursday, 11 May 2017  |  By Progressive Genetics

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