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ABP’s vision is simple. To be the best at everything we do. Being a market leader comes with responsibilities. You also have to lead on quality, traceability and sustainability.
It’s our responsibility as leaders in the market to show the way, and encourage our entire industry to follow a sustainable path.
This is ABP’s Advantage Beef Programme, a dynamic new enterprise partnership that helps farmers build a sustainable beef business.
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.
For more information or to join Advantage Beef, download our brochure or contact us.
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