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Creed Announces Simplification of Requirements for Beef Data and Genomics Programme

on Monday, 17 June 2019. Posted in Schemes, Courses, Beef

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The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D. today announced a simplification of requirements under the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) in relation to the eligibility of Stock Bulls under the programme.

Participants in the programme using a stock bull are required to have at least one bull on their holding on the 30th of June 2019 who was a minimum of 12 months old and was rated at 4 or 5 stars on the Replacement and/or Terminal Index, within and/or across breed on the first genomic evaluation or the genomic evaluation at the time of purchase.

There are 2 simplifications to this requirement:

  • Where a bull on the holding had a published genomic evaluation and had been deemed ineligible as it was rated at 3 stars or less on that first genotyping evaluation, it can now be deemed eligible if the bull is now rated at 4 or 5 stars.
  • Where bull is in the herd on the 30 of June but has yet to be sampled, once a sample is received by the lab on or before the 30 June and the genotyping process has commenced, this will be considered eligible provided the bull is rated 4 or 5 stars on its subsequent genomic evaluation. This will mean that the July 2019 evaluation (published 22 July) and the Sept 2019 evaluation (published 23 Sep) will now be counted for eligibility purposes.

Minister Creed said “I am pleased to announce this simplification of the Stock Bull requirement under Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP).  Officials from my Department have been working closely with their counterparts in the ICBF on this issue and I feel this pragmatic approach to what is a key requirement should lead to as many participants as possible receiving their full payment in 2019 under this important Programme. They have identified a number of herds that are currently not meeting this requirement and will be contacting them in the coming days to advise them of their obligations under the Programme.”

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KT NATIONAL EVENTS

28/06/2019   Beef event run by Teagasc - Catherine Egan And Animal Health Ireland  on the Farm of David Mc Keague, Claggan, Culdaff, Co. Donegal 11.00am to 1.00pm 10.45am to 11.45am BEEF ONLY EVENT

 

 

04/07/2019   Sheepevent run by Sheep Ireland / Kevin McDermott at Rathgreedan House, Rathgreedan, Edenderry, Co. Offaly 7.00pm to 9.00pm 6.45pm to 7.45pm

HEALTH AND SAFETY COURSE FOR TAMS

We are currently taking names for participants for a health and safety course for anyone that has submitted a TAMS application. It is a requirement under TAMS that you have to complete a Health and safety course before you can submit your application for payment.

If you have submitted an application for a TAMS and need to complete, a Health and Safety course contact our office for full details of cost and when the course is running and the location.

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