Stephen Connolly of ABP© Michael O'Rourke
Selecting the right beef bull on terminal traits could benefit Irish beef farm margins by €150-€200 a head in carcass quality and feed efficiency, according to a national initiative. Industry experts on the Gene Ireland project are now calling on dairy farmers to select beef bulls for traits such as feed intake, conformation and carcass weight, as well as gestation length and calving ease. The national partnership – combining Teagasc, the ICBF (Irish Cattle Breeders Federation) and the ABP Food […]