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ABP Advantage team have compiled a list of recommended bulls to guide farmers when selecting beef sires. This list will act as a guide for dairy farmers in the upcoming 2023 breeding season. All the bulls were selected firstly based on calving ease and gestation but with good beef sub-index and carcass weight values. The team includes a number of different breeds with bulls identified based on cow type i.e. Heifers, 2nd calvers and mature cows.
This list will also act as a guide for beef farmers purchasing calves this spring, with the main focus being on beef sub-index and carcass weight values. Bulls with a high carcass weight are expected to produce progeny with a heavier carcass than bulls with lower values for carcass weight. For example, if Bull A (AA7506) has a carcass weight value of +16.2 kg and Bull B (KYA) has a carcass weight figure of -2.4kg, we expect the progeny from Bull A will, on average, produce progeny that are 18.6 kg heavier carcass than Bull B. Which at today’s beef price would equate to an extra €106 per animal.
If you have any questions relating to this information, contact your farm liaison listed on the map below.