Pregnancy Diagnosis from Milk Samples

1. Simple: uses milk recording or other milk sample
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

€4.00 per sample

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Disease Testing

Progressive Genetics carries out all our Disease testing at our own testing Laboratory, Independent Milk Laboratories (IML). IML is an ISO17025 accredited laboratory and is an AHI designated laboratory for Johnes, BVD and IBR testing. IML can carry out a range of tests on your milk recording samples if required. Additionally, IML also offers a Bulk milk screening service, IML Healthcheck available through your co-op or in a postal kit. For pedigree breeders they also have a CHeCS approved health scheme, IML Healthplus+ available to accredit you herd’s disease status.

For more information on the services, costs or to order sampling kits please contact IML:
By Phone: 042-9675353

Progressive Johnes Check

  • Establish Herd Johnes disease status
  • Manage Johnes disease if present
  • Increase herd value if disease free
  • Access to Animal Health Ireland programme
  • Operating under Animal Health Ireland Programme rules
  • Uses milk samples: Easy, Effective, Value

Why worry about Johnes Disease?

  • Reduced performance of infected animals
  • Lost output
  • Spread of disease can go undetected
  • Possible barrier to trade

Benefits of tackling Johnes Disease

  • Clean cattle for your herd in the future
  • Can be tackled before problem becomes too serious
  • Increase sale value of your herd

Animal Health Ireland Programme & PG Johnes Check

  • Johnes Check fully complies with AHI national johnes scheme
  • Annual test scheduled as part of routine milk recording
  • Results on ICBF database feed into AHI
  • Full details & sign-up forms. Click here to visit the portal.


From DIY Milk Recording to Manual Milk Recording, Progressive Genetics offer a number of services in relation to milk.

Progressive Genetics is a Meath based, farmer owned Co-operative with a workforce of over 300, in fact with 3,400 Irish farmer shareholders, it’s the largest farmer owned cattle breeding co-op in the Republic of Ireland.

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