Following a recommendation from the Breeding Sub-Committee, it has been decided that all animals entered for society sales must be genotyped. While the majority of bulls presented at our premier sales so far this year have already been genotyped, it will now become an expressed condition of entry for all Society Sales. This rule will come into effect from 1st January 2022 and breeders are encouraged to genotype their animals early, ideally before the end of October 2021. The ILCS will send reminders to our members regarding the genotyping deadlines.
Genotyping data forms an integral component of our breed improvement schemes, ensuring parentage verification and increasing the accuracy of future selection decisions.
The ILCS are also encouraging all vendors intending to sell their animals at Society Sales to complete the Myostatin testing also. From the 1st January 2022, a €5 discount will be offered on all Premier sales entry fees for animals that have been myostatin tested in advance of the sale entry closing date.
Dairy & Beef
DNA samples to be received at ICBF / Laboratory
Last day for all data for evaluations (data, pedigree and valid genotypes)
Publication at 3pm