• Parlour 2
    Increased Output through Milk Recording

    There is an old management adage that states “You can’t manage what you don’t measure”. Without measurement, you don’t know if you’re getting better or worse and without knowing this, you can’t manage for improvement!

    READ MORE →

  • IE141510580306_JZJ
    Angus Gene Ireland ‘JZJ’ Calf

    Pictured above is a ‘JZJ’ (Cairnmor Jameson) calf in the herd of Patrick O’Regan, Ballinadee, Bandon, Co.Cork. He is out of a Simmental cow who was sired by ‘Steinadler’ and has an average calving interval of 342 days.

    READ MORE →

  • IE141510540302_XDM Heifer
    Gene Ireland ‘XDM’ Calves

    Patrick O’Regan, Ballinadee, Bandon, Co.Cork used Beef Gene Ireland Young Bull semen on his herd. Pictured above at the following link are some calves sired by the Gene Ireland Simmental Young Bull ‘Celtic Diceman’ (XDM).

    READ MORE →

  • FL1
    Bull Nostalgia: Hervin

    And so it began! Hervin (FL1) was the first ever Limousin bull to receive an AI Code.Born on the 16th  of March 1972, his semen was marketed by Munster AI (now NCBC).

    READ MORE →

  • claw_health_atlas_cover
    New colour atlas of claw diseases available!

    The International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) recently developed and published a colour atlas of claw diseases. This is an exceptional piece of work that not only describes various claw issues, but shows pictures of each ailment to help identify the various problems.

    READ MORE →

  • Robert Mary Troy-Keet 1454 dtr (2)
    Top 2,000 Cow Listing

    Springhaven Biddy 162 EX90 (pictured), owned by Robert Troy Jnr. from Newtownshandrum, Co. Cork, is the top EBI cow in the country with an EBI of €382.40.

    READ MORE →