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New panel of beef sires revealed

ICBF and programme partners have recently launched its Gene Ireland panel of high-replacement index beef bulls for spring 2020. 

The sires been selected on their potential to deliver in two key areas, according to the ICBF, who stated that the first of which is to produce heifers which are fertile and will have an adequate level of milk.

They bulls have also been chosen to produce a heifer that will deliver a calf with good beef attributes for characteristics such as good growth rate and conformation.

Breeds that are available on this year’s programme include Angus, Aubrac, Charolais, Hereford, Limousin, Parthenaise, Piedmontese, Shorthorn and Simmental.

The ICBF explained that 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.”

Bulls

Code Breed Name  Replacement € Across Breed Stars Beef Cow Calving Difficulty  Nominated By
SH5431 SH Finnlough Finn €183 5 1.5% Gene Ireland
AU5428 AU Sliabh Luachra Mario €177 5 1% Gene Ireland
PT4570 PT Kilgulbin Parthenaise Logan €160 5 6.7% NCBC
HE5298 HE Allowdale Apache €151 5 2.3% NCBC
CH5974 CH Jubilo P €140 5 6.8% NCBC
AA5310 AA Gavriel Poundman €139 5 2% NCBC
PI4566 PI Sandymount Nordic €136 5 2.9% NCBC
LM5983 LM IX €134 5 4.4% NCBC
AA5434 AA Clara Ronaldo €128 5 1.7% Gene Ireland
SI5292 SI Leeherd Jake 319 €123 5 2.2% NCBC
CH5626 CH Love P €120 5 3.5% NCBC
SI4590 SI Shiloh Hot Rod €117 5 6.1% NCBC
LM5629 LM Jectisse €116 5 3% NCBC
SI4595 SI Bearna-Dhearg Honda 50 €108 5 4.5% NCBC
CH5980 CH Jalabert €104 5 5.5% NCBC

Information

Further information on on the bulls currently available and a copy of the terms & conditions, which must be signed to avail of straws, which cost €5/unit, click here

If you are interested in particiLM5629pating in the G€N€ IR€LAND Beef programme 2020, please contact ICBF on 023 8820452 or email – [email protected]

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