Farming

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Bulls' EBI breaks €300

Darragh McCullough

Published 22/01/2013 | 05:00

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The EBI of the latest crop of bulls for the Gene Ireland programme has broken the €300 mark for the first time.

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The four highest ranking genomically tested bulls all have EBIs of more than €300, with the highest ranked bull, Ballykinash KXV Lad, scoring €312.

While all the top bulls score highly on fertility, with indexes of more than €200 in many cases, breeding experts are advising farmers to heed the lower production sub-indexes of some of the top-ranking bulls.

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