ICBF Beef & Dairy Breed Statistics 2016

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Beef & Dairy Breed

STATISTICS 2016


Beef & Dairy Breed Statistics 2015 The following article gives detailed statistics about the number of pedigree & commercial cattle born in Ireland in 2015.

Beef Pedigree Statistics Numbers of Beef Pedigree calves and Pedigree Breeders in the main beef breeds in 2015 ....................................................2 Trends for Beef Pedigree Registration trends in recent years .................................................................................................4 Numbers of AI Sires & Stockbulls used to sire Beef Pedigree calves born in 2015 ..................................................................6 The most popular sires of pedigree beef calves in 2015........................................................................................................7 Numbers of Beef Pedigree calves born in Ireland in 2015 – by country of origin of Dam.........................................................9 ET (Embryo Transfer) Beef Pedigree Statistics Number of pedigree ET calves born in 2015.......................................................................................................................10 Trends for Pedigree ET births in recent years ......................................................................................................................10 Speciality/Rare pedigree breed statistics Number of Speciality/Rare breed pedigree animals born in 2015.........................................................................................12 Trends for Speciality/Rare breed pedigree animals born in recent years ...............................................................................12

National Statistics Breed of Sire statistics Total number of calves sired by beef bulls in 2015..............................................................................................................15 Trends in the number of calves sired by beef bulls in beef & dairy herds in recent years .......................................................15 Total number of beef sired calves out of the beef herd in 2015............................................................................................16 Trends in the number of calves sired by beef bulls in beef herds in recent years...................................................................16 Total number of beef sired calves out of the dairy herd in 2015...........................................................................................17 Trends in the number of calves sired by beef bulls in dairy herds in recent years..................................................................17 Breed of Dam statistics Beef Dam births in 2015 ...................................................................................................................................................18 Trends in Beef Dam births in recent years...........................................................................................................................18 AI & Stockbull usage AI & Stockbull Usage in the National Suckler Herd – 2015 ..................................................................................................19 Trends in AI & Stockbull Usage in the National Suckler Herd in recent years .........................................................................19 AI & Stockbull Usage in the National Dairy Herd – 2015......................................................................................................20 Trends in AI & Stockbull Usage in the National Dairy Herd in recent years.............................................................................20 Insemination statistics Dairy & Beef bull insemination statistics – 2015 .................................................................................................................21 Dairy & Beef bull insemination trends in recent years..........................................................................................................21 DIY & Technician insemination statistics – 2015 .................................................................................................................21


Irish v Foreign Dairy AI Usage Trends..................................................................................................................................22 Irish v Foreign Beef AI Usage Trends...................................................................................................................................22 Trends in inseminations by breed of bull in recent years......................................................................................................23 The most popular Beef AI Sires in Suckler herds in 2015 ....................................................................................................24 The most popular Beef AI Sires in Dairy herds in 2015........................................................................................................24

Dairy Pedigree Statistics Numbers of Dairy Pedigree calves born in Ireland in 2015 ..................................................................................................26 Trends for Dairy Pedigree Registration trends in recent years ..............................................................................................27 Total numbers of Dairy Sired calves out of the dairy herd – born in 2015.............................................................................27 Trends in the breed of dairy sire used in recent years..........................................................................................................27 The most popular Dairy AI Sires in Dairy herds in 2015.......................................................................................................28

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Beef Pedigree Statistics Table 1: Origin, year of first importation & current numbers of the main beef breeds in Ireland.

Main Beef Breeds Origins Breed

First Imported

Hereford

1775

Shorthorn

Origin

Breeders

Calves Born in 2015

UK

583

4186

1829

UK

259

1174

Angus

1843

UK

1118

9010

Charolais

1964

France

1863

8675

Simmental

1971

Austria

510

2524

Limousin

1972

France

1634

9046

Blonde d’Aquitaine

1974

France

56

371

Belgian Blue

1980

Belgium

105

377

Piedmontese

1982

Italy

16

218

Aubrac

1992

France

93

560

Salers

1997

France

126

825

Parthenaise

1997

France

56

317

Total

6419

37283

Table 1 summary • Of the beef breeds that have been brought into Ireland - the Hereford, Shorthorn & Angus breeds are here by far the longest. • The continental beef breeds first started to be imported in the 1960’s and 70’s. Charolais, Simmental, Limousin & Blonde d’Aquitaine were the breeds that were first brought into Ireland. • The 1980’s & 90’s saw 5 more foreign breeds introduced to these shores – namely Belgian Blue, Piedmontese, Aubrac, Salers & Parthenaise.

Pictured right is the Hereford AI Sire ‘Cornaher Anchor’ (CNR).

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Table 2: Numbers of Beef Pedigree calves born in Ireland in 2015 – analysed by breed & by country of Origin of Sire.

Austria

22

Belgium

275

Canada

3

16

1

Denmark

10

France

284

22

Germany

2827

1582

1

56

164

20

Netherlands Ireland

398

2 7658

276

198

70

4672

3631

5421

150

Italy

173

411

977

1760

43

UK

1349

151

32

1175

436

1987

3

16

USA

183

712

13

Pedigree Calf Totals by Breed % of main Pedigree Beef Breeds

9010

560

371

377

8675

4186

9046

317

218

825

1174

2524

24%

2%

1%

1%

23%

11%

24%

1%

1%

2%

3%

7%

% of Totals

Simmental

Shorthorn

Saler

Piedmontese

Parthenaise

Limousin

118

Pedigree Calf Totals by Sire Origin

Australia

Hereford

Charolais

B.Blue

Blonde

Aubrac

Origin of Sires

Angus

Numbers of Beef Pedigree Calves born in 2015

118

0.3%

22

0.05%

275

0.7%

5

0.01%

10

0.02%

5277

14%

77

0.2%

2

0.005%

25397

65%

43

0.11

6044

16%

13

0.03%

37283

Table 2 summary • Almost 90% of all pedigree beef calves come from 5 breeds: Limousin, Charolais, Angus, Hereford & Simmental. – The remaining 10% of calves are from 7 different breeds: Aubrac, Blonde d’Aquitaine, Belgian Blue, Parthenaise, Piedmontese, Saler & Shorthorn (Graph 1). • 65% of all pedigree calves born in 2015 were sired by Irish Sires. • Consequently, 35% of all pedigree calves, across the breeds, born in 2015, were sired by foreign sires. – These foreign Sires originated from 11 different countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, UK & USA (Graph 2). – Within the various breeds, the proportion of calves sired by foreign sires varies from 13% (Hereford) to 82% (Belgian Blue) (Graph 3).

70

10000

60

8000

50

6000

40

4000

30 20

2000 0

Calves

10

LM AA CH HE SI

SH SA AU BB BA PT PI

9046 9010 8675 4186 2524 1174 825

560

377 371

317 218

Graph 1: Proportion of Pedigree beef calves born in each breed in 2015.

0

%

France

UK

Ireland

9 Other Countries

14%

16%

65%

5%

Graph 2: Distribution of Countries of origin for the Sires of the 2015 born pedigree calves. 3


Table 3: Pedigree Registration trends for the main beef breeds (2012-2015).

Pedigree Registration Trends Number of Pedigree Calves born Breed 2012

2013

2014

2015

Limousin

9974

8841

8765

9046

Angus

6468

7570

7946

9010

Charolais

9887

8508

8709

8675

Hereford

3390

3176

3635

4186

Simmental

2468

2278

2266

2524

Shorthorn

968

1046

1177

1174

Salers

806

769

808

825

Aubrac

527

436

450

560

Belgian Blue

752

516

428

377

Blonde

492

355

352

371

Parthenaise

294

299

307

317

Piedmontese

207

156

214

218

36233

33950

35057

37283

Table 3 summary • The Limousin breed has retained its status of being the number 1 breed in terms of numbers of pedigree calves born. • The Angus breed has grown the most in terms of pedigree numbers in recent years and is now the 2nd most popular pedigree breed with the Charolais breed in 3rd place (Graphs 4 & 5). • The proportion of pedigree calves sired by Irish bulls has remained at 65%. • The UK has also retained its place as being the most popular foreign source of sires of pedigree calves (16%), just ahead of France (14%).

90

12000

80

10000

70 60

8000

50

6000

40 4000

30 20

2000

10 0

0

AA AU BA BB CH HE LM PT

PI SA SH SI Avg.

% 15% 51% 547% 82% 47% 13% 41% 53% 21% 50% 17% 30% 39%

Graph 3: Percentage of 2015 born Pedigree Calves that were sired by Foreign Sires.

2012 Limousin

2013 Angus

Charolias

2014 Hereford

2015 Simmental

Graph 4: Pedigree Calf birth trends for Limousin, Charolais, Angus, Hereford & Simmental (2012-2015).

Almost 90% of all pedigree beef calves born in 2015 came from 5 breeds – Limousin, Charolais, Angus, Hereford & Simmental 4


The UK is the number 1 source for foreign sires of pedigree stock in 2015. Pictured left:UK Simmental Bull, ‘Delfur Decider 12’ (FZD) from Irish AI Company ‘Dovea Genetics’.

1400

70

1200

60

1000

50

800

40

600

30

400

20

200

10

0 2012 Shorthorn Blonde

2013 Salers Parthenaise

2014

2015

0 2012 Ireland

Aubrac Belgian Blue Piedmontese

Graph 5: Pedigree Calf birth trends for Shorthorn, Saler, Aubrac, Belgian Blue, Blonde, Parthenaise & Piedmontese (2012-2015).

2013 UK

2014 France

2015 Others

Graph 6: Country of origin Sire trends - Pedigree Calf birth trends for Shorthorn, Saler, Aubrac, Belgian Blue, Parthenaise & Piedmontese (2012-2015).

Table 4 summary • 55% of all pedigree calves are sired by AI Sires. The proportion of calves sired by AI Sires ranges from 20% (Piedmontese) to 91% (Belgian Blue) (Graph 7). • 45% of calves were sired by Stockbulls. Within the various breeds, the proportion of calves sired by Stockbulls ranges from 9% (Belgian Blue) to 80% (Piedmontese) (Graph 8).

100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Series 1

90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10

AA AU BA BB CH HE LM PT

PI SA SH SI Avg.

44% 26% 22% 91% 67% 42% 64% 47% 20% 36% 41% 64% 55%

Graph 7: Percentage of 2015 born Pedigree Calves that were sired by AI Sires.

0 Series 1

AA AU BA BB CH HE LM PT

PI SA SH SI Avg.

64% 74% 78% 9% 33% 58% 36% 53% 80% 64% 59% 36% 45%

Graph 8: Percentage of 2015 born Pedigree Calves that were sired by Stockbulls.

35% of all pedigree beef calves born in 2015 were sired by Foreign Bulls, who came from 11 different countries. 5


AI Sire

43

58

26%

74% 22%

78%

289 91%

343

850

14

825

9%

33%

42%

58%

Table 4: Numbers of AI Sires & Stockbulls used to sire Beef Pedigree calves born in 2015

67%

64%

36%

5787 2888 1735 2451 5767 3279

231

62

51

34

*Pedigree: Any calf whose breed fraction is 100% of the same breed and has a name.

56%

82

355

16

338

238 94

19

66

17 796

9

748

11

36

7

29

47%

149

53%

168

37

1

29

7

22

21

1

19

2

17

20%

43

80%

175

36%

293

29

2

6

21

64%

532

86

1

73

12

16

48

41%

477

44%

416

80

17

2

116

% Sired by AI / Stockbull

144

43

14

14

39

1

59%

697

141

18

123

64%

1626

124

47

61

5

5

6

1

10

421

6

4

52

7

118

2

3

404

23

3065 3475

2

84

1

3

1

1139 3276 4415

3

286

21

410

1

8

337

5

1

52

6

9

36%

55%

45%

898 20,410 16873 37,283

221

11

206

2

1

1

9

Origin of Sires Totals

Simmental

Shorthorn

3964 5046

27

11

31

1

136

Saler

Progeny Totals

81

5

9

Stock Bull 1

Stock Bull

68

24

67

AI Sire 13

AI Sire

166

630

2

Stock Bull

14

AI Sire 9

AI Sire

Sire Totals

37

591

AI Sire

22

Charolais Stock Bull

1

Hereford Stock Bull

AI Sire

3

78

88

Stock Bull

2

AI Sire 52

Limousin Stock Bull

Stock Bull

USA

UK

Italy

Ireland

Holland

Germany

France

Denmark

Canada

Belgium

Austria

Australia

Origin of Dams

Parthenaise Piedmontese Stock Bull

AI Sire

B.Blue AI Sire

Blonde Stock Bull

Aubrac AI Sire

Angus

Stock Bull AI Sire

Number of AI Sires & Stockbulls

Stock Bull

Numbers of AI Sires & Stockbulls used to sire Beef Pedigree* Calves born in 2015

AI Sire Totals Stock Bull Totals Grand Totals

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Most Popular Sires of Beef Pedigree calves - 2015 The total numbers of pedigree calves quoted below are the total number of calves that have been registered to them in 2015 only. Angus Rank Brd

ID

Country of Origin

Aubrac Name

Pedigree Rank Brd Calves

ID

Country of Origin

Name

Pedigree Calves

1

AA GJB

IRL

GOULDING JUMBO KING K436 ET

433

1

AU FR1210002490

FRA

FOUR CANDLES 2490

34

2

AA KYA

IRL

CORNAMUCKLA LORD HARDY K222

214

2

AU DPZ

FRA

DESPAGNOU

24

3

AA MLJ

IRL

MOGEELY JOE H979

211

3

AU S1463

FRA

DOLBY

22

4

AA FPI

IRL

FRIARSTOWN IDEAL PETE K202 ET

210

4

AU FR1531087637

FRA

BALINCLEA GALAXI

21

5

AA ZFL

IRL

LISDUFF DANDY K895

137

5

AU IE331070510591

FRA

FINNOE HARRY

18

6

AA CYI

IRL

CONEYISLAND LEGEND

120

6

AU DSH

FRA

DUCHES

18

7

AA BJG

IRL

BUNLAHY JOHN G ET

95

7

AU FR1211148157

FRA

PARKNAGERAGH GATINAIS

14

8

AA RGZ

IRL

TUBRIDMORE GIZMO E.T. (ET)

84

8

AU FR4806026863

FRA

BOISSIER AGRUME

12

9

AA RMK

GBR

ROSEMEAD KARONA J957

83

9

AU IE361414330993

IRL

JOHNSTOWN DARRAGH 730

12

10

AA AYR

GBR

AYNHO ROSSITER ERIC B125

81

10

AU IE391055760898

IRL

BALLINCLEA FESTIVAL

12

Total

1668

Total

187

% of all 2015 born pedigree calves

19%

% of all 2015 born pedigree calves

33%

Blonde d'Aquitaine Rank Brd

ID

1

BA UK95210507712

2 3 4

BA IE141722810370

5

BA IE341052711122

6 7 8

Country of Origin

Belgian Blue Name

Pedigree Rank Brd Calves

ID

Country of Origin

Name

Pedigree Calves

GBR

GLENVALE HUMPER

38

1

BB S1523

BEL

LANGOUREUX DE FOOZ

22

BA IE341052760995

IRL

GLENWOOD EARL

31

2

BB EZN

BEL

EMPIRE D'OCHAIN

16

BA UK163874400109

GBR

CHARBECK GLENN

25

3

BB S1215

BEL

MANNEQUIN DE SBERCHAMPS

16

IRL

TERELTON GREG

22

4

BB S1216

BEL

IMMENSE D YVOIR

14

IRL

GLENWOOD GENEROUS

21

5

BB S1469

BEL

CRACK DU PONT DE MESSE

14

BA UK120162700377

GBR

BURGHWALLIS GUMDROP

18

6

BB S847

BEL

JACKPOT 9831 ET TER REYBROECK

13

BA S2178

GBR

EILEAN GODFATHER

12

7

BB S598

BEL

HEROS DU PEROY

11

BA IE351037850274

IRL

BALLYCRADDACK FRANCES

11

8

BB S859

BEL

BOHERARD CANTONA ET

10

9

BA S984

GBR

FRONFEDW ARAWN

10

9

BB VDV

BEL

MASERATI VAN DE VLOEIKENSHOEVE

10

10

BA IE311056370073

IRL

STONELEA GINO

10

10

BB S1217

BEL

KILOWATT D OCHAIN

10

Total

198

Total

136

% of all 2015 born pedigree calves

54%

% of all 2015 born pedigree calves

36%

Charolais Rank Brd 1

CH LZF

2 3 4

ID

Country of Origin

Hereford Name

Pedigree Rank Brd Calves

ID

Country of Origin

Name

Pedigree Calves

IRL

CAVELANDS FENIAN

515

1

HE GGM

IRL

GAGEBORO MORGAN

162

CH LGL

IRL

LISNAGRE ELITE (ET)

413

2

HE KSG

IRL

KILSUNNY GOLIATH

136

CH PTE

FRA

PIRATE

321

3

HE GPZ

IRL

GROUSEHALLPOLL 1 PREMIER (ET)

125

CH FSZ

FRA

FISTON

283

4

HE KZP

IRL

CILL CORMAIC KASPER

98

5

CH GKA

GBR

INVERLOCHY GURKHA

271

5

HE HTZ

IRL

TRILLICK HOTSPUR

81

6

CH NPP

FRA

NIPPUR

202

6

HE CRP

IRL

CARHUEFREE PRINCE

77

7

CH HZJ

IRL

LISNAGRE HANSOME

170

7

HE GZS

IRL

GOULDINGPOLL 1 SUPERDUTY ET

68

8

CH CF52

FRA

DOONALLY NEW

157

8

HE GSQ

IRL

GLASLOUGH ESQUIRE

60

9

CH LSP

IRL

LISCALLY ETI (ET)

121

9

HE IE211134680670

IRL

BALLEEN DYNAMITE

58

10

CH GPD

FRA

GUEPARD

115

10

HE IE211134670562

IRL

BALLEEN JERRY

57

Total

2568

Total

922

% of all 2015 born pedigree calves

30%

% of all 2015 born pedigree calves

22%

55% of all pedigree calves born in 2015 were sired by AI Sires. On average, about 34% of a breed’s pedigree calf crop is sired by just 10 Bulls.

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1

LM GWO

Limousin Country of Name Origin CASTLEVIEW GRINGO ET IRL

2

LM KJB

IRL

BROOKLANDS F0959

217

2

PT FR8609389829

FRA

FANFARON

16

3

LM ADX

IRL

ARDLEA DAN

204

3

PT IE182586670253

IRL

LISNAGRANCHY GEAROID

15

4

LM WGE

GBR

WILODGE CERBERUS

183

4

PT ZGH

IRL

HURRICANE GONZO

14

5

LM S1421

GBR

AMPERTAINE FOREMAN

177

5

PT IE221002131279

IRL

BOLEY HOUSE GUY

14

6

LM S511

GBR

FIELDSON ALFY

166

6

PT FR7968770729

FRA

BUFFALO

11

7

LM OZS

FRA

OZEUS

161

7

PT S1477

IRL

DRUMCULLEN BRENDAN

10

8

LM RHN

IRL

ROUNDHILL SATURN ET

160

8

PT S1439

FRA

FAUCON

10

9

LM TVR

IRL

ELITE FOREVER BRILL ET

150

9

PT IE271455930164

IRL

AISLINGE FARM GLANCE

9

10

LM HCF

GBR

HALTCLIFFE DANCER

148

10

PT FR8605115150

FRA

AZIMUT

8

Total

1813

Total

125

% of all 2015 born pedigree calves

20%

% of all 2015 born pedigree calves

39%

Rank Brd

ID

Pedigree Rank Brd ID Calves 247 1 PT IE141855180282

Salers Rank Brd

ID

Country of Origin

Name

Pedigree Rank Brd Calves 58 1 SI APZ

1

SA FR1933470315

FRA

EDMOND (FR 13)

2

SA PZB

FRA

BONAPARTE

39

2

SI FZD

3

SA GQZ

FRA

GAROU

30

3

SI AYX

4

SA S1545

FRA

VANLOOY

28

4

5

SA FR1528223626

FRA

DEMOCRATE (FR 08)

25

5

6

SA KKB

IRL

BALLYMACKEOGH LUCAS

23

7

SA RIO

FRA

RIO

8

SA S1544

FRA

9

SA VTA

FRA

10

SA FR4310000053

FRA

ID

Parthenaise Country of Name Origin FIANNA HERD EDWIN IRL

Pedigree Calves 18

Simmental Country of Name Origin CURAHEEN APOSTLE ET IRL

Pedigree Calves 167

GBR

DELFUR DECIDER 12

101

IRL

ANATRIM BODYBUILDER

88

SI CQA

IRL

CURAHEEN VIO (ET)

87

SI KEZ

GBR

KEELDRUM CAPONE 11

86

6

SI YFK

GBR

KILBRIDE FARM DELBOY 12

84

20

7

SI ZBF

IRL

CURAHEEN BOSSMAN

60

DOUDOU

19

8

SI ISL

GBR

ISLAVALE CRACKER 11

55

VAILLANT

18

9

SI KFY

GBR

KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY

46

GAVROCHE (FR 12)

18

10

SI SEV

IRL

SEAVIEW TOMMY

42

Total

278

Total

816

% of all 2015 born pedigree calves

34%

% of all 2015 born pedigree calves

32%

1

PI IE251358610611

Piedmontese Country of Name Origin KILCOURSEY FRED IRL

2

PI IE331404590178

IRL

ATHLOMON I-KRIPPER

22

2

SH SBU

IRL

SLIABHBHUI PRINCE 2ND

37

3

PI IE331411610769

IRL

CLOUGHSAN INSPECTOR

22

3

SH CZB

IRL

CREAGA DICE (P)(ROAN)

30

4

PI IE331411690784

IRL

CLOUGHSAN INDIGO

17

4

SH S1638

GBR

GLENISLA EXPLORER 825 (P)

26

5

PI IE331411640838

IRL

CLOUGHSAN JOT

16

5

SH DJM

IRL

DOVEA SIR JAMES 2ND

24

6

PI IE331411680726

IRL

CLOUGHSAN HOMER

14

6

SH LYJ

IRL

LISSOY JUMBO

22

7

PI IE331411640846

IRL

CLOUGHSAN JUSTIN

12

7

SH SFT

IRL

SEAFIELD TITAN (RO)

22

8

PI IE211106090016

IRL

KILREE GRINGO

8

8

SH IE272057390145

IRL

GLANN THOMAS (RO)

22

9

PI IE371242210442

IRL

BALLYROE FERGUS

6

9

SH IE241198690216

IRL

BALLYART PATENT (RO)

21

10

PI IE331411620729

IRL

6

10

SH UK521398100209

GBR

Rank Brd

ID

CLOUGHSAN HARVEY

Pedigree Rank Brd ID Calves 28 1 SH SH2202

Shorthorn Country of Name Origin SPRYS PATENTS ACE G38 (P) AUS

Pedigree Calves 38

UPPERMILL SAFFRON (H) (RO)

19

Total

151

Total

261

% of all 2015 born pedigree calves

70%

% of all 2015 born pedigree calves

22%

Table 5: The above table shows the most popular sires of pedigree calves in 2015.

Table 5 summary • On average, across all of the breeds, the 10 most popular bulls sired 34% of the pedigree calves.

20% of pedigree Limousin calves born in 2015 were sired by 10 bulls. Pictured left: ‘Castleview Gringo’ – Most popular Sire of Pedigree Limousin calves in Ireland in 2015.

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‘GJB’ Most popular Sire of Pedigree Angus calves in 2015.

‘Despagnou’ Most Popular AI Sire of Pedigree Aubrac calves in 2015.

‘Eilean Godfather’ Most popular AI Sire of Pedigree Blonde d’Aquitaine calves in 2015.

‘Langoureux de Fooz’ (S1523) Most popular Sire of Pedigree Belgian Blue calves in 2015.

‘Cavelands Fenian’ (LZF) Most popular Sire of Pedigree Charolais calves in 2015.

‘Gageboro Morgan’ Most popular Sire of Pedigree Hereford calves in 2015.

‘Castleview Gringo’ Most popular Sire of Pedigree Limousin calves in 2015.

‘ZGH’ Most popular AI Sire of Pedigree Parthenaise calves in 2015.

‘Bonaparte’ (PZB) Most popular AI sire of pedigree Saler calves in Ireland in 2015.

‘Curaheen Apostle’ (APZ) the most popular sire of Pedigree Simmental calves in 2015.

‘Falcao’ Sire of ‘Kilcoursey Fred’ – Most popular Sire of Pedigree Piedmontese calves in 2015.

‘Sprys Patents Ace G38’ ‘SH2202’, the most popular Sire of Pedigree Shorthorn calves in 2015.

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100

80 70

80

60 50

60

40 40

30 20

20

10 0

0

PI SA SH SI Avg.

AA AU BA BB CH HE LM PT

%

% 19% 33% 54% 36% 30% 22% 20% 39% 70% 34% 22% 32% 34%

Graph 9: Percentage of 2015 born Pedigree Calves that were sired by the 10 most popular sires in each breed.

France

UK

Ireland

6 Other Countries

1.2%

1.4%

97%

0.4%

Graph 10: Distribution of Countries of origin for the Dams of the 2015 born pedigree calves.

Dams – Countries of Origin Table 6: Numbers of Beef Pedigree calves born in Ireland in 2015 – analysed by breed & by country of Origin of Dam.

Countries of origin for Dams of Beef Pedigree* Calves born in 2015

Canada

1

% of Totals

Belgium

Pedigree Calf Totals by Dam Origin

Austria

Simmental

Shorthorn

Saler

Piedmontese

Parthenaise

Limousin

Hereford

Charolais

B.Blue

Blonde

Aubrac

Origin of Dams

Angus

Numbers of Pedigree Calves

13

13

0.03%

2

0.005%

1

0.002%

10

0.03%

419

1.2%

14

0.03%

33

0.09%

513

1.4%

1

1

Denmark

6

France

62

62

4 116

54

125

Germany

14

Italy

33

UK

71

1

49

14

77

41

141

4

15

3

49

48

Ireland

8938

498

324

370

8433

4149

8849

258

170

697

1128

2464

36278 97.0%

Pedigree Calf Totals by Breed

9010

561

373

385

8572

4196

9107

316

218

825

1177

2543

37283 100.0%

Table 6 summary: • Not surprisingly, 97% of all the dams of pedigree beef calves born in 2015 are Irish. • The majority of the foreign pedigree dams come from the UK and France with the remainder coming from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany & Italy (Graph 10).

Only 3% of the Dam’s of Irish Pedigree beef calves were themselves imported into Ireland. 10


ET – Embryo Transfer Calves Table 7: Numbers of ET (Embryo Transfer) Beef Pedigree calves born in Ireland in 2015.

Table 7 summary

Number of Pedigree ET Calves born in 2015

AA

AU

BB

CH

HE

LM

PT

SA

SH

SI

Avg

% of 2015 calves

0.19%

0.35%

39%

4%

1%

4%

7%

2%

0.2%

4%

3%

ET Calves

18

2

147

364

39

341

22

16

3

99

1051

• 1051 Embryo Transfer Pedigree beef calves were born in 2015 which represents 3% of the total pedigree calf crop. • ET calves in the Belgian Blue breed account for 39% of their 2015 calf crop. ET calves make up no more than 7% of any other breed’s calf crops (Graph 11).

45

70

40

60

35

50

30

40

25

30

20

20

15

10

10

0

5 0

2012

AA

AU

BB CH

% 0.19% 0.35% 39%

4%

HE LM

PT

SA SH

SI

Avg.

1%

7%

2% 0.2%

4%

3%

4%

2013

Belgian Blue Charolais

Graph 11: % of ET Calves in each breed’s 2015 pedigree calf crop

Parthenaise Simmental

2014

2015 Limousin

Graph 12: ET Pedigree Calf Trends – ET Pedigree Calf Trends for Belgian Blue, Parthenaise, Limousin, Charolais & Simmental (2012-2015).

Table 8: Embryo Transfer trends for the main beef breeds (2012-2015).

ET Trends % of ET Pedigree Calves born Breed 2012

2013

2014

2015

Belgian Blue

58%

48%

43%

39%

Parthenaise

-

7%

4%

7%

Limousin

3%

4%

4%

4%

Charolais

3%

4%

5%

4%

Simmental

4%

4%

4%

4%

Salers

0.20%

1%

1%

2%

Hereford

0.50%

0.50%

1%

1%

Aubrac

-

-

-

0.35%

Shorthorn

0.10%

0.50%

0.5%

0.20%

Angus

0.20%

0.30%

0.1%

0.19%

ET calves in the Belgian Blue breed account for 39% of their 2015 calf crop. ET calves make up no more than 7% of any other breed’s calf crop.

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Rare Breed Statistics Table 9: Numbers of speciality/rare pedigree calves born in 2015 together with the number of breeders for each breed.

Rare Breeds Statistics 2015 2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Breed

Breeders

Calves

Breeders

Calves

Breeders

Calves

Breeders

Calves

Breeders

Calves

Dexter

40

167

49

226

63

232

77

253

93

289

Kerry

128

653

110

606

98

480

76

383

65

288

Irish Maol

16

38

18

37

21

33

19

44

25

95

Galloway

16

24

24

54

20

44

27

56

30

51

Speckle Park

16

49

19

70

20

69

18

67

17

51

Romagnola

5

33

6

37

6

35

6

41

5

42

Bison

3

9

1

2

1

8

1

31

1

29

1

9

1

20

2

29

Water Buffalo Highland

19

26

21

42

17

37

23

40

18

25

Marchigiana

3

15

3

22

2

19

1

19

1

24

Longhorn

3

12

6

14

4

21

3

21

2

19

Stabiliser

1

1

3

3

4

14

5

28

4

18

Red Poll

3

7

3

14

2

11

1

16

5

16

Maine Anjou

1

1

2

6

2

2

3

4

2

9

1

3

2

4

2

2

3

3

1

3

1

3

1

3

Luing Belted Galloway

1

1

1

1

Lakenvelder Murray Grey

1

1

2

6

1

1

*Pedigree: Any calf whose sire is one of the above breeds & the calf's breed fraction is 75% of the breed

700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 2012

2013

Kerry Dexter Speckle Park

12

2014

Irish Maol Romagnola

2015

Galloway Bison

Graph 13: Pedigree Calf birth trends for the main rare beef breeds (2012-2015).


‘Templemichael Arctic’ (SP2134) Speckled Park AI Sire.

‘Ashrose Zebedee’ (GS4032) Murray Grey AI Sire.

‘Tandragee Castlenicol 1’ (TAT) Romagnola AI Sire.

‘Walmer Piper’ (LR2462) Lincoln Red AI Sire.

‘Moomin Macduff ’ (MCF) Dexter AI Sire.

‘Fingal of Auchnacraig ’ (FGC) Highland AI Sire

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Sire Breed

3,356

29,377

4,854

30,276

1,027

1,244

3,660

1,781

BB - Belgian Blue

CH - Charolais

HE - Hereford

LM - Limousin

SA - Saler

SH - Shorthorn

SI - Simmental

FR - Holstein/Friesian

1,729

119,100

Dam Breed Totals

19

RB - Rotbunt

Other

6

66

MO - Montbeliarde

MY - MRI

35

JE - Jersey

BA -

501

41,169

Blonde d'Aquitaine

AA - Angus

AA

Source: AIM Bovine Statistics Report 2015

Dairy

14

Beef

14,541 1,229

2,172

150

8 16

2

2

9,576

426

0

51,045

1,109

3

5

498

8

0

1,829

414

452

314

44

94

20,518

5,027

1,091

2,746

996

4,400

BB

2,134

393

BA

949 84,370

214,814

11

19

21

8

1,901

11

1

25

0

1,067

3,659

7,632 248

643

653

25,044

18,387

23,065

2,019

420

8,405

HE

1,050

1,484

57,367

2,915

126,885

4,072

1,201

10,022

CH

Beef

326,769

4,567

12

1

82

13

799

10,721

1,528

2,281

168,414

4,884

98,039

16,351

2,333

16,744

LM

17,418

339

0

1

1

0

42

571

118

3,715

3,941

227

6,928

559

160

816

SA

Dam Breed

32,574

542

45

10

65

54

1,130

1,169

6,296

330

7,175

1,901

9,070

877

133

3,777

SH

9,567

1,615

339

2,869

12,692

684,523

14,254

3,320

2,519

60,412

144,243

12,304

25,987

999

216,112

FR

104,962 1,191,755

1,400

13

7

96

4

782

22,026

578

827

31,435

2,674

35,493

2,945

723

5,959

SI

Total calf births in 2015 Summary

Table 10: Total numbers of calves born in Ireland in 2015 - analysed by Breed of Sire & Dam

42,023

1,203

72

4

73

5,872

25,291

255

194

34

923

2,588

222

645

33

4,614

JE

20,419

396

146

13

3,894

85

4,496

914

133

142

2,791

2,385

1,214

940

74

2,796

MO

Dairy

2,842

105

58

531

35

12

639

85

43

36

272

354

101

101

4

466

MY

9,325

392

2,006

36

84

132

2,501

301

94

89

618

1,101

201

201

11

1,558

RB

36,775

9,688

140

10

104

702

9,527

588

454

312

4,249

2,138

2,656

1,209

265

4,733

Other

2,263,767

34,313

4,151

983

7,433

19,619

733,332

67,978

16,153

13,995

416,181

190,030

362,268

65,380

9,987

321,964

Sire Breed Totals

National Cattle Statistics


Beef Sired calves from Beef & Dairy Herds Table 11: Total numbers of calves sired by the main Beef Sire breeds in 2015 – out of both beef and dairy cows.

Total numbers of calves sired by beef bulls - born in 2015 Breed of Beef Sire

Nbr of Calves % of Total

AA

BA

BB

CH

HE

LM

SA

SH

SI

Total

321,964

9,987

65,380

362,268

190,030

416,181

13,995

16,153

67,978

1,463,936

22%

1%

4%

25%

13%

28%

1%

1%

5%

Table 11 summary • 97% of all beef sired calves born in Ireland come from 6 breeds: Charolais, Limousin, Angus, Hereford, Belgian Blue & Simmental (Graph 14). • Limousin, Charolais and Angus sires account for 75% of the beef sired calves born in 2015.

30 25 20 15 10 5 0 % of Total

AA

BA

BB

CH

HE

LM

SA

SH

SI

22%

1%

4%

25%

13%

28%

1%

1%

5%

Graph 14: Proportion of calves sired by the main Beef Sire breeds in 2015 – out of both beef and dairy cows.

Beef cows & calves in the herd of David Clarke, Thurles, Co.Tipperary

Table 12: Trend in Beef sired calves from all Beef & Dairy herds (2013-2015).

Breed of Beef Sire Trends (x Beef & Dairy Cows) Breed

2013

2014

2015

Limousin

384,990

395,908

416,181

Charolais

353,346

357,922

362,268

Angus

232,625

269,098

321,964

Hereford

129,715

157,699

190,030

Simmental

62,407

64,173

67,978

Belgian Blue

73,926

69,086

65,380

Shorthorn

14,544

15,099

16,153

Saler

11,472

12,502

13,995

Blonde

10,696

10,183

9,987

450000 400000 350000 300000 250000 200000 150000 100000 50000 0 Limousin Simmental

2013

2014

Charolais Belgian Blue

Angus Shorthorn

2015

Hereford Saler

Blonde

Graph 15: Trend in Beef sired calves from all Beef & Dairy herds (2013-2015).

Limousin, Charolais & Angus account for 75% of the beef sired calves born in 2015.

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Beef Sired calves from the Beef Herd Table 13: Total numbers of beef sired calves out of the beef herd.

Total numbers of Beef Sired calves out of the beef herd - born in 2015 Breed of Beef Sire

Nbr of Calves % of Total

AA

BA

BB

CH

HE

LM

SA

SH

SI

Total

91,685

8,601

36,297

345,570

37,221

346,916

10,863

11,915

51,581

940,649

10%

1%

4%

37%

4%

37%

1%

1%

5%

Table 13 summary • Limousin is the number one breed of sire in Irish suckler herds – siring 37% (346,916) of all beef calves born in 2015 (Graph 15). • Charolais follows very closely with 345,570 calves sired by Charolais bulls in 2015.

40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 % of Total

AA

BA

BB

CH

HE

LM

SA

SH

SI

10%

1%

4%

37%

4%

37%

1%

1%

5%

Graph 16: Proportion of Beef sired calves out of beef cows in 2015.

Limousin AI Sire ‘Hauteclair’ (HCA) – he sired the most calves (9763) out of beef cows in Ireland in 2015.

Table 14: Trend in Beef sired calves from the Beef herd (2013-2015).

Breed of Beef Sire Trends

400000

(x Beef Cows)

350000 300000

Breed

2013

2014

2015

Limousin

330,843

332,574

346,916

Charolais

338,932

342,306

345,570

Angus

81,844

83,255

91,685

Hereford

49,558

49,918

51,581

Simmental

32,317

34,870

37,221

Belgian Blue

48,292

40,629

36,297

Shorthorn

11,144

11,267

11,915

Saler

9,451

9,824

10,863

Blonde

9,496

8,938

8,601

250000 200000 150000 100000 50000

16

0 2013

Limousin Hereford

2014

Charolais Belgian Blue

Angus Shorthorn

2015

Simmental Saler

Blonde

Graph 17: Trend in Beef sired calves from the Beef herd (2013-2015).

Limousin is the number 1 breed of beef sire in Irish beef herds - siring 37% of all beef calves born in 2015.


Beef Sired calves from the Dairy Herd Table 15: Total numbers of beef sired calves out of the dairy herd.

Total numbers of Beef Sired calves out of the beef herd - born in 2015 Breed of Beef Sire

Nbr of Calves % of Total

AA

BA

BB

CH

HE

LM

SA

SH

SI

Total

225,546

1,121

27,874

14,042

150,671

65,016

2,820

3,784

15,809

506,683

45%

0.2%

6%

3%

30%

13%

0.6%

1%

3.1%

Table 15 summary • Angus is the number one breed of beef sire in Irish dairy herds – siring 45% (225,546) of all beef calves born in 2015 (Graph 18). • Hereford is the next most popular beef breed used in dairy herds with 150,671 calves born in 2015 with a Hereford sire.

50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 % of Total

AA

BA

BB

CH

HE

LM

SA

SH

SI

45%

0.2%

6%

3%

30%

13%

0.6%

1%

3.1%

Graph 18: Proportion of Beef sired calves out of dairy cows in 2015.

Angus AI Sire ‘Cornamuckla Lord Harry K222’ (KYA) – he sired the most calves (11,981) out of dairy cows in Ireland in 2015.

Table 16: Trend in Beef sired calves from the Dairy herd (2013-2015).

Breed of Beef Sire Trends

250000

(x Dairy Cows)

200000

Breed

2013

2014

2015

Angus

148,833

182,553

225,546

150000 100000

Hereford

96,685

121,313

150,671

Limousin

52,227

59,917

65,016

Belgian Blue

25,029

27,493

27,874

Simmental

12,580

13,732

15,809

Charolais

13,256

13,436

14,042

Shorthorn

3,170

3,430

3,784

Saler

1,913

2,475

2,820

Blonde

1,047

1,035

1,121

50000 0 Angus Simmental

2013 Hereford Charolais

2014 Limousin Shorthorn

2015 Belgian Blue Saler Blonde

Graph 19: Trend in Beef sired calves from the Dairy herd (2013-2015).

Angus is the number 1 breed of beef sire in Irish dairy herds siring 45% of all beef calves born in 2015.

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Beef Dam Statistics – 2015 Beef Dam Births Table 17: Total numbers of beef calves born in 2015 – out of beef cows.

Total numbers of calves out of Beef Cows - born in 2015out of Beef Cows - born in 2015 Breed of Beef Dam

Nbr of Calves % of Total

AA

BA

BB

CH

HE

LM

SA

SH

SI

Total

119,100

9,576

51,045

214,814

84,370

326,769

17,418

32,574

104,962

960,628

12%

1%

5%

22%

9%

34%

2%

3%

11%

Table 17 summary: • Limousin is the number 1 breed of beef cow in Ireland with 34% of all beef calvings in 2015 being from Limousin cows. • Almost 90% of beef calves born in Ireland come from 5 breeds of Dam: Charolais, Limousin, Angus, Hereford & Simmental (Graph 20).

40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 % of Total

AA

BA

BB

CH

HE

LM

SA

SH

SI

12%

1%

5%

22%

9%

34%

2%

3%

11%

Graph 20: Proportion of calves born in 2015 by Breed of Dam.

5 Star Limousin x Holstein suckler cow with her charolais calf at foot’ in the herd of Joe Brennan, Lowhill, Ballinakill, Co.Kilkenny

Table 18: Trend in breed of beef dams (2013-2015).

Breed of Beef Dam Trends Breed

350000

2013

2014

2015

Limousin

307,461

313,345

326,769

Charolais

215,012

212,220

214,814

Angus

114,178

114,794

119,100

Simmental

105,790

104,290

104,962

Hereford

83,070

82,429

84,370

Belgian Blue

49,688

49,765

51,045

Shorthorn

16,153

31,337

32,574

Saler

13,995

16,247

17,418

Blonde

9,233

9,359

9,576

300000 250000 200000 150000 100000 50000 0

2013 Limousin

Charolais

2014

Hereford

Belgian Blue

Angus

2015 Simmental

Shorthorn

Saler

Blonde

Graph 21: Trend in breed of beef dams (2013-2015).

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Limousin is the number 1 breed of beef cow in Ireland with 34% of all beef calvings in 2015 being from Limousin cows.


AI & Stockbull Usage in the National Suckler Herd – 2015 Table 19: An analysis of the proportion of calves out of beef cows that were sired by AI Sires and Stockbulls in 2015. (Pie Chart 1).

Calves from the Beef Herd - Sire type 2015 Sire Type

Number of Sires

Number of Calves

%

Dairy AI Sires

427

2,190

0.22%

Dairy Stockbulls

633

1,315

0.13%

Beef AI Sires

1,951

182,081

19%

Beef Stockbulls

38,655

555,383

57%

-

236,589

24%

Unknown Sire Type Total Beef Cow Calvings

977,558

Table 19 summary: • Allowing for unknown sires – approximately 20-25% of beef calves were sired by Beef AI Sires. • Approximately 60-75% of beef calves were sired by Beef Stockbulls.

24% Unknown Sire Type 57% Beef Stockbulls 19% Beef AI Sire

0.22% Dairy AI Sire 0.13% Dairy Stockbulls

Pie Chart 1: Proportion of calves out of beef cows that were sired by AI Sires and Stockbulls in 2015.

Farman (FMA) – very easy calving Charolais AI Sire.

Table 20: Calves from the Beef Herd – Sire Type Trends (2014-2015).

Calves from the Beef Herd -Sire Type Trends

600000 500000

Nbr. Of Calves Sire Type

400000

2014

2015

Beef Stockbulls

554,761

555,383

200000

Unknown Sire Type

197,391

236,589

100000

Beef AI Sires

177,313

182,081

Dairy AI Sires

2,272

2,190

Dairy Stockbulls

1,41,6

1,315

931,737

977,558

Total

300000

0

2014 Beef Stockbulls Dairy AI Sires

2015 Unknown Sire Type Beef AI Sires Dairy Stockbulls

Graph 22: Calves from the Beef Herd – Sire Type Trends (2014-2015).

20-25% of calves out of beef cows were sired by Beef AI Sires in 2015.

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Table 21: An analysis of the proportion of calves out of dairy cows that were sired by AI Sires and Stockbulls in 2015. (Pie Chart 2).

Calves from the Dairy Herd - Sire type 2015 Sire Type

Number of Sires

Number of Calves

%

Dairy AI Sires

2400

429,984

33%

Dairy Stockbulls

6817

128,049

10%

Beef AI Sires

983

78,148

6%

11595

153,580

12%

-

498,981

39%

Beef Stockbulls Unknown Sire Type Total Dairy Cow Calvings

1,288,742

Table 21 summary • Allowing for unknown sires – approximately 40-50% of dairy calves were sired by Dairy AI Sires. • Approximately 5-10% were sired by Beef AI Sires. • Approximately 30-40% were sired by Dairy Stockbulls and another 10-20% were sired by Beef Stockbulls.

39% Unknown Sire Type

33% Dairy AI Sire

10% Dairy 12% Stockbulls 6% Beef Stockbulls Beef AI Sires

Pie Chart 2: Proportion of calves out of dairy cows that were sired by AI Sires and Stockbulls in 2015.

Limousin Stockbull in the dairy herd of Aidan Russell, Templemore, Co.Tipperary.

Table 22: Calves from the Dairy Herd – Sire Type Trends (2014-2015).

Calves from the Dairy Herd -Sire Type Trends

600000 500000

Nbr. Of Calves Sire Type

400000

2014

2015

Unknown Sire Type

379,816

498,981

Dairy AI Sires

469,728

429,984

100000

Beef Stockbulls

122,134

153,580

0

Dairy Stockbulls

128,913

128,049

Beef AI Sires

66,270

78,148

1,166,861

1,288,742

300000

Total

20

200000

2014

2015

Unknown Sire Type Beef Stockbulls Dairy AI Sires Dairy Stockbulls

Beef AI Sires

Graph 23: Calves from the Dairy Herd – Sire Type Trends (2014-2015).

40-50% of calves out of dairy cows were sired by Dairy AI Sires in 2015.


Table 23: Number of Beef & Dairy inseminations recorded on the ICBF database in 2015

Table 24: Dairy & Beef Insemination Trends (2014-2015).

(Note:A certain amount of inseminations are not recorded on the ICBF database (Non Handheld recorded & some DIY inseminations).

Insemination Trends

2015 Inseminations - Dairy v Beef Insemination Type

Count

%

Dairy Inseminations

731,354

70%

Beef Inseminations

308,533

Total Inseminations

1,039,887

30%

Inseminations Sire Type 2014

2015

Dairy Inseminations

656,581

731,354

Beef Inseminations

290,233

308,533

Total Inseminations

946,814

1,039,887

30% Beef Inseminations

28% DIY Inseminations 70% Dairy Inseminations

Pie Chart 3: Proportion of Beef & Dairy inseminations recorded on the ICBF database in 2015

72% Technician Inseminations

Pie Chart 4: Proportion of the number of DIY v Technician inseminations recorded on the ICBF database in 2015.

800000 700000 600000 500000 400000 300000 200000 100000 0

2014 Dairy Inseminations

2015 Beef Inseminations

Graph 24: Dairy & Beef Insemination Trends (2014-2015).

Left: AI Straws in liquid nitrogen

Approximately 70% of all inseminations in 2015 were to Dairy AI Sires & the remainder were to Beef AI Sires 77% of all Dairy inseminations in 2015 were to AI Sires that were born in Ireland.

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Table 25: DIY v Technician insemination Trends (2014-2015)

DIY v Technician Inseminations

Table 26: Breakdown of 2014 & 2015 Dairy Inseminations – Irish bred v Foreign AI Bulls.

Irish v Foreign Dairy AI Usage Trends

Inseminations

Inseminations

Sire Type 2014

2015

Technician

681,573

749,621

DIY

265,241

290,266

Total

946,814

1,039,887

Sire Type 2014

2015

Irish AI Sires

468,825

562,391

Foreign AI Sires

187,812

168,963

Total

656,637

731,354

600000 500000 23% Foreign AI Sires

400000 300000 200000 77% Irish AI Sires

100000 0 2014

Irish AI Sires

2015

Foreign AI Sires

Graph 25: Irish v Foreign Dairy AI Usage Trends (2014-2015).

Pie Chart 5: Proportion of 2015 Dairy Inseminations that were to Irish bred v Foreign AI bulls.

Table 27: Breakdown of 2014 & 2015 Beef Inseminations – Irish bred v Foreign AI Bulls.

Irish v Foreign Beef AI Usage Trends 40% Foreign AI Sires

Inseminations Sire Type 2014

2015

Irish AI Sires

153,239

185,367

Foreign AI Sires

136,941

123,166

Total

290,180

308,533

60% Irish AI Sires

Pie Chart 6: Proportion of 2015 Beef Inseminations that were to Irish bred v Foreign AI bulls.

200000

150000

100000

50000

0

2014 Irish AI Sires

2015 Foreign AI Sires

Graph 26: Irish v Foreign Beef AI Usage Trends (2014-2015).

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‘Adajio de Bray’ (AJY) – a Belgian Blue AI Sire who is located in Belgium but who sired 1594 calves here in Ireland in 2015

60% of all Beef inseminations in 2015 were to AI Sires that were born in Ireland.


Table 28: 2015 Inseminations by breed of bull

2014 & 2015 Inseminations by breed of bull 2014

2015

Breed Count

%

Count

%

Holstein

538,366

57%

601172

58%

Angus

76,730

8%

86267

8%

Friesian

73,767

8%

79251

8%

Limousin

62,915

7%

67211

7%

Hereford

44,956

5%

52353

5%

Belgian Blue

46,050

5%

42187

4%

Jersey

30,688

3%

36716

4%

Charolais

35,995

4%

36092

4%

Simmental

12,295

1%

13348

1%

Saler

3,521

0.37%

4516

0.43%

Norwegian Red

5,002

1%

4000

0.30%

Shorthorn

3,660

0.39%

3553

0.34%

Ayrshire

2,062

0.21%

2962

0.28%

Montbeliarde

3,243

0.34%

2706

0.26%

Parthenaise

1,801

0.19%

1602

0.15%

MRI

1,763

0.18%

1565

0.15%

Blonde

1,044

0.11%

1174

0.11%

Aubrac

634

0.06%

855

0.08%

Swedish Red

363

0.03%

433

0.04%

Speckled Park

507

0.05%

426

0.04%

Brown Swiss

379

0.04%

391

0.03%

Normande

191

0.02%

220

0.02%

Piedmontese

182

0.01%

193

0.01%

Wagyu

102

0.01%

160

0.01%

Kerry

107

0.01%

113

0.01%

Galloway

112

0.01%

83

0.01%

Note: The insemination figures quoted should not be taken as absolute totals. A certain number of inseminations are not recorded on the ICBF database (Non Handheld recorded & some DIY inseminations).

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Table 29: The most popular Beef AI Sires in Beef and Dairy herds in 2015. Most Popular Beef AI Sires in Suckler Herds - 2015 Angus Rank ID 1 2

Name

CORNAMUCKLA LORD HARDY KYA K222 GJB GOULDING JUMBO KING K436 ET

JGY FPI 5 ZFL 6 RGZ 7 ZLT 8 MLJ 9 SYT 10 TLZ

Belgian Blue Calves Owner Rank ID

Name

Charolais Calves Owner Rank ID

Name

Calves Owner

4062

NCBC

1

STQ SULTAN 0580

3110

NCBC

1

LGL LISNAGRE ELITE (ET)

7220

NCBC

2674

NCBC

2

AJY ADAJIO DE BRAY

1594

NCBC

2

FSZ FISTON

6574

NCBC NCBC

3

JESANA GALAXY

1262

NCBC

3

BBQ BALLYFIN BORAT (ET)

1011

Dovea

3

LZF CAVELANDS FENIAN

4138

4

FRIARSTOWN IDEAL PETE K202 ET 1212

NCBC

4

DBZ MANITOU DE BELLE EAU

917

NCBC

4

NPP NIPPUR

1976

NCBC

LISDUFF DANDY K895

1081

Dovea

5

AZL ROSS ALO (ET)

761

NCBC

5

HZJ LISNAGRE HANSOME

1774

Dovea

TUBRIDMORE GIZMO E.T. (ET)

890

NCBC

6

SFL DU STORDEUR FLANEUR

516

Bova

6

FWO FLEETWOOD

1582

NCBC

BIRCHES LITTLEMAN L923

789

Dovea

7

RWS ROSEMOUNT CASH ET

461

NCBC

7

GKA INVERLOCHY GURKHA

1403

NCBC

MOGEELY JOE H979

662

Dovea

8

DEP DESPOTE DE L'EAU D'EPPE

455

NCBC

8

FGG LEAGAUN FIGARO

1376

Dovea

SANDYLANE TADGH

656

Bova

9

ZSD SERPENTIN D'AU CHENE

443

NCBC

9

MZT MOZART

1359

NCBC

TONROE LORD IAN G263

598

Dovea

10 VDV MASERATI VAN DE VLOEIKENSHOEVE

432

Dovea

10

LSP LISCALLY ETI (ET)

1143

Dovea

Hereford Rank

ID

Name

Limousin Calves Owner Rank ID

Name

Simmental Calves

Owner

1

GPZ GROUSEHALLPOLL 1 PREMIER (ET)

641

NCBC

1

HCA HAUTECLAIR

9763

NCBC

1

APZ CURAHEEN APOSTLE ET

3238

NCBC

2

SPL SOLPOLL 1 HANDSOME HYC

587

NCBC

2

ADX ARDLEA DAN

6500

NCBC

2

KEZ KEELDRUM CAPONE 11

1052

NCBC

3

DPS DOREPOLL 1 93N TRANSATLANTIC

384

NCBC

3

KJB BROOKLANDS F0959

4296

Dovea

3

SEV SEAVIEW TOMMY

767

Dovea

4

KSG KILSUNNY GOLIATH

381

Dovea

4

OZS OZEUS

3836

NCBC

4

ZBF CURAHEEN BOSSMAN

679

NCBC

5

GGM GAGEBORO MORGAN

333

Dovea

5

AHZ ACHILE

3482

NCBC

5

DRU DERROUGH SAMUAL

453

Dovea

6

GZS GOULDINGPOLL 1 SUPERDUTY ET

282

NCBC

6 GWO CASTLEVIEW GRINGO ET

3085

NCBC

6

QCD CLOONDROON CALLING

407

Dovea

7

KZP CILL CORMAIC KASPER

272

Dovea

7

RHF ROUNDHILL DARA 1069

3081

Dovea

7

CQA CURAHEEN VIO (ET)

384

Eurogene

8

GSQ GLASLOUGH ESQUIRE

159

Dovea

8

CWI CASTLEVIEW CASINO (ET)

2687

Dovea

8

TBE DELFUR T-BONE

336

Bova

9

HTZ TRILLICK HOTSPUR

152

Eurogene

9

MBP MILBROOK DARTANGAN ET

2640

Dovea

9

ISL ISLAVALE CRACKER 11

329

Dovea

10

KKO DENDOR 1 KOHINOOR PP HYF

138

NCBC

2036

Dovea

10

FZD DELFUR DECIDER 12

318

Dovea

10 EBY ELDERBERRY GALAHAD

Calves Owner Rank

ID

Name

Most Popular Beef AI Sires in Dairy Herds - 2015 Angus Rank ID 1 2

Name

CORNAMUCKLA LORD HARDY KYA K222 JGY JESANA GALAXY

Belgian Blue Calves Owner Rank ID

Charolais Calves Owner Rank ID

Name

Calves Owner

11981

NCBC

1

DBZ MANITOU DE BELLE EAU

5160

NCBC

1

NPP NIPPUR

253

NCBC

3143

NCBC

2

CFU CONCERT DU BLOFAGNU

2107

NCBC

2

LZF CAVELANDS FENIAN

161

NCBC

3

ZLT BIRCHES LITTLEMAN L923

2337

Dovea

3

BBQ BALLYFIN BORAT (ET)

1676

Dovea

3

FSZ FISTON

114

NCBC

4

RGZ TUBRIDMORE GIZMO E.T. (ET)

2088

NCBC

4

ATG UNITAIRE D ARGENTON

1090

NCBC

4

RHI ROUNDHILL DOC 1068 (ET)

79

Dovea

5

WAO WOODVALE TOTAL G616

1313

Eurogene

5

VAP VALENTIN 2235 PAPILLON

549

NCBC

5

OSI OLDGRANGE SINDURAIN

75

Dovea

6

GJB GOULDING JUMBO KING K436 ET

1232

NCBC

6

BZP BALLYFIN DESPERADO ET

497

Bova

6

LGL LISNAGRE ELITE (ET)

63

NCBC

7

TLZ TONROE LORD IAN G263

1032

Dovea

7

STQ SULTAN 0580

467

NCBC

7

MZT MOZART

62

NCBC

8

GZA CAHIRMEE GINO

613

Dovea

8

SZS SATYRE DE SOMME

445

NCBC

8

FGG LEAGAUN FIGARO

42

Dovea

9

TKR THRUNTON ROCKET

598

Eurogene

9

VMP VILLABLUES EMPIRE ET

390

NCBC

9

CF85 BALTHAZAR

41

NCBC

10

JYK DUNLOUISE JIPSEY KNIGHT K359

558

Eurogene 10

SFL DU STORDEUR FLANEUR

309

Dovea

10 HWN HOLLOWTREE NICKOLAS

40

NCBC

Rank

ID

Hereford

24

Name

Name

Limousin Calves Owner Rank ID

Simmental Calves

Owner

NCBC

1

HCA HAUTECLAIR

1620

NCBC

1

APZ CURAHEEN APOSTLE ET

347

NCBC

2338

NCBC

2

RHF ROUNDHILL DARA 1069

823

Dovea

2

DRU DERROUGH SAMUAL

132

Dovea

1339

Dovea

3

KJB BROOKLANDS F0959

438

Dovea

3

SEV SEAVIEW TOMMY

105

Dovea

FRZ SOLPOLL 1 FERRARI

1235

ABS

4

AHZ ACHILE

419

NCBC

4

HKG HILLCREST KING

92

NCBC

5

KSG KILSUNNY GOLIATH

986

Dovea

5

EBY ELDERBERRY GALAHAD

316

Dovea

5

QCD CLOONDROON CALLING

87

Dovea

6

DPS DOREPOLL 1 93N TRANSATLANTIC

917

NCBC

6

ADX ARDLEA DAN

254

NCBC

6

KEZ KEELDRUM CAPONE 11

66

NCBC

7

GGM GAGEBORO MORGAN

632

Dovea

7

ZAG CASTLEVIEW GAZELLE

226

NCBC

7

TBE DELFUR T-BONE

36

Bova

8

GZS GOULDINGPOLL 1 SUPERDUTY ET

618

NCBC

8

OZS OZEUS

221

NCBC

8

CUF CAMUS FRONTIER

33

Eurogene

9

GGA GRACELAND 1 GIOVANI

534

Eurogene

9

FTY LENNON FROSTY

160

NCBC

9

AYX ANATRIM BODYBUILDER

30

NCBC

10

KKO DENDOR 1 KOHINOOR PP HYF

478

NCBC

10 CWI CASTLEVIEW CASINO (ET)

153

Dovea

10

CQA CURAHEEN VIO (ET)

28

Eurogene

1

SPL SOLPOLL 1 HANDSOME HYC

6330

2

GPZ GROUSEHALLPOLL 1 PREMIER (ET)

3

KZP CILL CORMAIC KASPER

4

Name

Calves Owner Rank

ID

Name


‘KYA’ Most popular AI Sire of Angus calves in Beef & Dairy Herds in 2015.

‘STQ’ Most popular AI Sire of Belgian Blue calves in Suckler Herds 2015.

‘LGL’ Most popular AI Sire of Charolais calves in Suckler Herds in 2015.

‘GPZ’ Most popular AI Sire of Hereford calves in Dairy Herds in 2015.

‘HCA’ Most popular AI Sire of Limousin calves in Suckler & Dairy Herds in 2015.

‘APZ’ Most popular AI Sire of Simmental calves in Suckler & Dairy Herds in 2015.

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Dairy Pedigree Statistics 2015 Table 30: Numbers of Dairy Pedigree calves born in Ireland in 2015 – analyzed by breed & by country of Origin of Sire.

Numbers of Dairy Pedigree* Calves born in 2015 Origin of Sires

Pedigree Calf Totals by Sire Origin

% of Totals

44

0.95%

5

0.01%

2060

4.50%

9

0.01%

1117

2.40%

15

0.002%

1287

2.80%

1017

2.20%

23643

51.40%

919

2.00%

4292

9.30%

307

0.66%

36

0.07%

204

204

0.44%

2

2

0.004%

14

2442

5.25%

32

8538

18.00%

Holstein

Australia

39

Belgium

5

Canada

2041

Czech. Rep

Friesian

Montbeliarde

MRI

19

9 873

Finland

15

France

857

Germany

930

83

22639

902

Italy

919

Netherlands

3824

New Zealand

197

244

430 4 45

449

54

8

2

Switzerland

1

11

110

Norway Sweden

Norwegian Red

5

Denmark

Ireland

Jersey

36

UK

1902

526

USA

8506

Pedigree Calf Totals by Breed

42962

1960

469

492

17

37

% of main Pedigree Beef Breeds

93%

4%

1%

1%

0.50%

0.50%

45937

(*Pedigree: Any calf whose breed fraction is 87.5% of the same breed and has a name. Friesians are at least 87.5% Friesian and Holsteins are all remaining HO/FR calves with a name.)

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Table 31: Trend in pedigree dairy registrations for 2014 & 2015.

Pedigree Dairy Registration Trends Year

HO

FR

JE

MO

2015

42,962

1960

469

492

2014

44,925

2,239

532

439

50000 60 40000

50

30000

40 30

20000

20 10000 10 0 Calves

HO

FR

JE

MO

MY

NR

42,962

1,960

469

492

17

37

0

Graph 27: Proportion of Pedigree dairy calves born in each breed in 2015.

Ireland

USA

Netherlands

UK

Canada

12 Other Countries

Graph 28: Distribution of Countries of origin for the Sires of the 2015 born pedigree dairy calves.

Dairy Sired calves from the Dairy Herd Table 32: Total numbers of dairy sired calves out of the dairy herd.

Total numbers of Dairy Sired calves out of the dairy herd - born in 2015 Nbr of Calves % of Total

HF

JE

MO

MY

726,977

19,495

7,059

933

93%

2%

1%

0.11%

Table 32 summary • Not surprisingly, Holstein/Friesian is the number one breed of sire in Irish dairy herds – siring 93% (726,977) of all dairy calves born in 2015 (Graph 16). • Jersey is next, siring 2% of the dairy calves (19,495 calves).

Breed of Dairy Sire Trends

100

(x Dairy Cows)

80

Breed

2014

2015

60

Holstein Friesian

704,663

726,977

40

Jersey

20,782

19,495

Montbeliarde

6,244

7,059

MRI

1,220

933

Rotbunt

4,037

4,707

20 0 % of Total

HF

JE

MO

MY

RB

Other

93%

2%

1%

0.11%

0.51%

3%

Graph 29: Proportion of Dairy sired calves out of dairy cows in 2015.

Graph 30: Breed of Dairy Sire Trends (2014-2015).

Holstein is the number 1 breed of dairy sire in Irish dairy herds - siring 93% of all dairy calves born in 2015.

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Table 33: The most popular Dairy AI Sires in Dairy herds in 2015. Most Popular Dairy AI Sires in Dairy Herds - 2015 Holstein Rank ID

Name

Friesian Calves Owner Rank ID

Jersey Calves Owner Rank ID

Name

Calves Owner

1

PBM (IG) BALLINABORTA PRIMO

30799

NCBC

1

PZI PIET ADEMA 186

7781

Dovea

1

PKA PUKEROA TGM MANZELLO

2829

NCBC

2

KSK (IG) BALLYBRIDE SHERLOCK

18902

NCBC

2

FAE (IG) FIRODA GRIETMAN

4405

NCBC

2

OKM OKURA LIKA MURMUR S3J

1145

NCBC

3

RPA (IG) RHINCRUE SUPER DANO 12

13547

NCBC

3

RHS RAHEENARRAN MEB SOCHAR

2459

NCBC

3

PSQ PRIESTS SOLARIS-ET

988

Eurogene/LIC

4

PSZ (IG) LISSANE PIRATE

10615

NCBC

4

RVJ RAHEENARRAN BCG SOCHAR

2431

Dovea

4

HWY HAYWARDS TGM AIM S3J

784

Eurogene/LIC

5

PKR (IG) PARKDUV MOUNT EVEREST

8539

NCBC

5

ANY DOVEA ANDY

1890

Dovea

5

OKT OKURA LT INTEGRITY

587

Eurogene/LIC

6

AFD (IG) ARDALLEN FEST

8379

NCBC

6

KKM LAKEMEAD DAN

1231

Dovea

6

HKK HAURAKI CHECK SENNA

557

NCBC

7

DGC DUNGOURNEY CREMIN

8139

Dovea

7

JRB DOVEA JUBILARIS

1143

Dovea

7

APW IL VERO AMORE POWER

476

Eurogene/LIC

8

JKF (IG) DOONMANAGH FLT JACKO

7899

NCBC

8

KJY KIRKBY JAYSON

1018

Dovea

8

YPS BELLS SOLARIS PERRY

369

Eurogene/LIC

9

YGB (IG) BAUNAGERAGH LOBBY

7498

NCBC

9

CZF CATLANE SPITFIRE

889

NCBC

9

HJT HILLSTAR LOT JESTER S3J

317

Eurogene/LIC

10

WLY IMLEACH LUCKY WHISTLER

6443 Eurogene/LIC 10 DQI DEANGATE QUENTIN

675

NCBC

10 WZR WAIWIRA WARLORD

317

Eurogene/LIC

Calves

Owner

134

Eurogene/LIC

Norwegian Red

Montbeliarde Rank ID

28

Name

Name

Calves Owner Rank ID

Name

MRI/Rotbunt Calves Owner Rank ID

Name

1 S1259 CRASAT

318

NCBC

1

EKE EIK

1028

Dovea

1

2

ZKB BRINK

307

NCBC

2

TTG TANGVOLL

404

NCBC

2 S1549 PRISMA (RB)

114

NCBC

3

S811 URBANISTE

130

NCBC

3

ZBR BRAUT

382

Dovea

3

SJD SUNNYSIDE DON (MY)

81

Dovea

4 S2024 CARGO

105

Dovea

4

VLX VAL

234

Dovea

4

S911 THORGAL (MY)

63

Dovea

5 S1475 BRANLY

99

Dovea

5

TUY TEERGAY ULSAKER LILY

233

NCBC

5 S2112 MARCELLO (RB)

60

NCBC

6

VFL VALFIN JB 1569

83

NCBC

6

BSJ BOSNES

219

NCBC

6 S1485 BIOM (MY)

56

Dovea

7

RZN REDON

80

Dovea

7

EGE EGGTROEN

210

Dovea

7

DUJ DOVEA JODUS (MY)

46

Dovea

8

Dovea

8

LEK LEKVE

137

NCBC

8 S1539 DE VINKENHOF BRUCE (RB)

39

NCBC

VSK VELSVIK

91

NCBC

9 S1198 DOMINIC (RB)

38

NCBC

69

NCBC

10 DOU DORUS (RB)

22

Eurogene/LIC

TMP TRIOMPHE

74

9 S2027 BRANDON

66

10 AOA ADAMO JB

65

Eurogene 9 NCBC

10 RRV RAVN

KWE BRIDESTOWN KIAN (RB)

‘Ballinaborta UYC Patricia’ – The dam of ‘PBM’ – the most popular Holstein AI Sire in Ireland in 2015.

‘PZI’ – The most popular Friesian AI Sire in Ireland in 2015.

‘PKA’ – The most popular Jersey AI Sire in Ireland in 2015.

‘S1259’ – The most popular Montbeliarde AI Sire in Ireland in 2015.

‘EKE’ – The most popular Norwegian Red AI Sire in Ireland in 2015.

Dam of ‘KWE’ – The most popular MRI/Rotbunt AI Sire in Ireland in 2015.


Notes

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