New panel of €5/straw beef bulls formed


Bulls have been selected on their potential to deliver in two key areas

New panel of €5/straw beef bulls formed

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Bulls have been selected on their potential to deliver in two key areas

The recently launched Gene Ireland panel of high-replacement index beef bulls consists of Angus; Aubrac; Charolais; Hereford; Limousin; Parthenaise; Piedmontese; Shorthorn; and Simmental sires.

The programme is a joint initiative between pedigree breeders, commercial farmers, breed societies, AI companies, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) and ICBF.

Bulls on this year’s panel have been selected on their potential to deliver in two key areas, according to the ICBF.

“Firstly, to produce heifers which are fertile and will have an adequate level of milk and secondly, to produce a heifer that will deliver a calf with good beef attributes for traits such as good growth rate and conformation.” the ICBF outlined.

According to the ICBF:

  • Straws will be charged at €5/straw delivered to your usual technician;

  • Additional breeds “may be added” to the programme during the year;

  • The bulls will be chosen by the farmer and may be mixed breeds or single breed;

  • It is not recommended to use G€N€ IR€LAND bulls on maiden heifers.

Bull Panel:

Code Breed Name Replacement € Across Breed Stars Calving Difficulty
SH5431 Shorthorn Finlough Finn (R) (P) €170 5 2.1%
AU5428 Aubrac Sliabh Luachra Mario €167 5 1.9%
HE4344 Hereford Allowdale Rambo 475 €164 5 4.2%
PT4570 Parthenaise Kilgulbin Parthenaise Logan €158 5 4.7%
CH4680 Charolais Dereskit Navada €137 5 6.8%
LM5422 Limousin Creggpark Marcus €137 4 3.7%
AA5434 Angus Clara Ronaldo €133 5 2.7%
AA5479 Angus Drumcarbin Prince Mambo €132 5 1.8%
SI5292 Simmental Leeherd Jake 319 €126 5 3.2%
PI4566 Piedmontese Sandymount Nordic €125 5 4.3%
CH5626 Charolais Love P €124 5 4.7%
LM5629 Limousin Jectisse €108 5 4.1%
SI4590 Simmental Shiloh Hot Rod €108 5 7.6%
AA5280 Angus Coolrain Patriarch €105 5 2.2%

Information

For further information, please contact ICBF on: 023 8820452 or email - nkilrane@icbf.com

Image source: ICBF

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