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2014 Beef & Dairy Breed STATISTICS Beef Pedigree Statistics Numbers of Beef Pedigree calves and Pedigree Breeders in the main beef breeds in 2014...........................................2 Numbers of Beef Pedigree calves born in Ireland in 2014 – analysed by breed and by country of origin of sire ..............3 Pedigree Registration trends in 2013 & 2014 ............................................................................................................4 Numbers of AI Sires & Stockbulls used to sire Beef Pedigree calves born in 2014 ........................................................5 The most popular sires of pedigree beef calves in 2014 .............................................................................................6 Numbers of Beef Pedigree calves born in Ireland in 2014 – analysed by breed & by country of origin of Dam ................7 Number of pedigree ET calves born in 2014 ............................................................................................................10 Number of Speciality/Rare breed pedigree animals born in 2014...............................................................................12

National Statistics Total number of calves sired by beef bulls in 2014 ...................................................................................................15 Total number of beef sired calves out of the beef herd in 2014 .................................................................................16 Total number of beef sired calves out of the dairy herd in 2014.................................................................................17 Total number of calves out of beef cows in 2014......................................................................................................18 Insemination & Stockbull usage stats 2014..............................................................................................................19 The most popular Beef AI Sires in Suckler herds in 2014 ..........................................................................................22 The most popular Beef AI Sires in Dairy herds in 2014 .............................................................................................22

Dairy Pedigree Statistics Numbers of Dairy Pedigree calves born in Ireland in 2014 – analysed by breed and by country of origin of sire ...........24 Total numbers of Dairy Sired calves out of the dairy herd – born in 2014...................................................................25 The most popular Dairy AI Sires in Dairy herds in 2014 ............................................................................................26


ICBF Beef Breeding Journal 2015-16

Beef & Dairy Breed Statistics 2014 The following article gives detailed statistics about the number of pedigree & commercial cattle born in Ireland in 2014. It also gives the AI & Stockbull usage of the main beef breeds as well as other relevant national beef statistics.

Charolais AI Bull ‘Shamrock Ambassadeur’(CF12) – born on the 5th of February 1965. He was one of the first and most influential Charolais AI Sires.

Angus AI Bull ‘Sunset Acres Bang’ (SUB) – born on the 23rd of April 1986. He was one of the most influential bulls used in the Angus breed in Ireland.

Simmental AI Bull ‘Brington Brilliant’ (BKI) – born on the 11th of July 1991. He was an influential bull in the Simmental breed in Ireland in the 1990’s.

Hereford AI Bull ‘Doonbiddie Hustler’ (S141) – born on the 4th of September 1996, he was a very popular bull in the Hereford breed in the 2000’s

Limousin AI Bull ‘Hervin’(FL1) – born on the 16th March 1972. He was the first ever Limousin Bull to receive an AI Code.

Belgian Blue AI Bull ‘Opticien d’Au Chene’ (OUC)’ – born on the 16th September 1985. He is in the ancestry of a huge amount of Belgian Blue cattle.

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ICBF Beef Breeding Journal 2015-16

Pedigree Cattle Statistics - 2014 Main Beef Breeds Origins Breeders

Current Numbers Calves Born in 2014

UK

570

3635

1829

UK

306

1177

Angus

1843

UK

1786

7946

Charolais

1964

France

2409

8709

Simmental

1971

Austria

700

2266

Limousin

1972

France

2355

8765

Blonde d’Aquitaine

1974

France

95

352

Belgian Blue

1980

Belgium

300

428

Piedmontese

1982

Italy

40

214

Aubrac

1992

France

127

450

Salers

1997

France

205

808

Parthenaise

1997

France

75

307

Total

8968

35057

Breed

First Imported

Hereford

1775

Shorthorn

Origin

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

Hereford, Angus & Shorthorn are 3 of the main breeds in use today that have been in Ireland the longest. Pictured right is the Shorthorn AI Sire ‘Tournament Sir James’ (TSJ).

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15

Belgium

294 6

9

Denmark

1

France

281

37

3258

11 1792

Germany Ireland

152

169

166

65

4416

3160

4836

5 153

Italy

174

386

944

1 1425

149

69

1035

286

2106

2

13

USA

223

599

1

Pedigree Calf Totals by Breed

7946

450

352

428

8709

3635

8765

307

214

808

1177

% of main Pedigree Beef Breeds

23%

1%

1%

1%

25%

10%

25%

1%

1.0%

2%

4%

187

0.5%

15

0.04%

294

0.8%

17

0.04%

19

0.05%

5929

16%

25

0.07%

1638 22622

40

New Zealand UK

409

20 6515

2

% of Totals

Austria

Canada

Simmental

Shorthorn

Saler

Piedmontese

Parthenaise

Limousin

187

Pedigree Calf Totals by Sire Origin

Australia

Hereford

Charolais

B.Blue

Blonde

Aubrac

Origin of Sires

Angus

Numbers of Beef Pedigree* Calves born in 2014

65%

40

0.1%

1

0.002%

5907

17%

1

0.002%

2266 35057 6%

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

Table 2: Numbers of Beef Pedigree calves born in Ireland in 2014 – analysed by breed & by country of Origin of Sire.

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 2014 were sired by Irish Sires. • Consequently, 35% of all pedigree calves, across the breeds, born in 2014, were sired by foreign sires. – These foreign Sires originated from 11 different countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, UK & USA (Graph 2). – Within the various breeds, the proportion of calves sired by foreign sires varies from 13% (Hereford) to 85% (Belgian Blue) (Graph 3).

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ICBF Beef Breeding Journal 2015-16 Proportion of 2014 Pedigree Beef Calves born by Breed

Countries of Origin for Sires of 2014 born Pedigree Calves

10000

80 70

8000

60 50

6000

40 4000

30 20

2000

10 0

Calves

LM CH AA HE SI

0

SH SA AU BB BA PT PI

8765 8709 7946 3635 2266 1177 808

450

428 352

307 214

%

France

UK

Ireland

9 Other Countries

16%

17%

65%

2%

Graph 1: Proportion of Pedigree beef calves born in each breed in 2014.

Graph 2: Distribution of Countries of origin for the Sires of the 2014 born pedigree calves.

Pedigree Calf Birth Trends 2013 - 2014 (LM, CH, AA, HE, SI, SH)

Pedigree Calf Birth Trends 2013 - 2014 (SA, AU, BB, BA, PT, PI)

10000 8000 6000 4000 2000 0 2013 2014

Limousin Charolais 8841 8765

8508 8709

Angus 7570 7946

Hereford Simmental Shorthorn 3176 3635

2278 2266

1046 1177

Graph 3.1: Pedigree Calf birth trends for Limousin, Charolais, Angus, Hereford, Simmental & Shorthorn.

900 810 720 630 540 450 360 270 180 90 0 2013 2014

Salers 769 808

Aubrac Belgian Blue Blonde Parthenaise Piedmontese 436 450

516 428

355 352

299 307

156 214

Graph 3.2: Pedigree Calf birth trends for Saler, Aubrac, Belgian Blue, Parthenaise & Piedmontese.

90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 %

AA AU BA BB CH HE LM PT

PI SA SH SI Avg.

18% 63% 53% 85% 50% 13% 45% 50% 19% 52% 20% 18% 41%

Graph 3: Percentage of 2014 born Pedigree Calves that were sired by Foreign Sires..

The UK is the number 1 source for foreign sires of pedigree stock in 2014.Pictured above:UK Hereford Bull, ‘Solpoll 1 Lawman’ (HE2162) from Irish AI Company ‘Dunmasc Genetics’.

‘Almost 90% of all pedigree beef calves born in 2014 came from 5 breeds – Limousin, Charolais, Angus, Hereford & Simmental’ 5


Stock Bull

Stock Bull

AI Sire

55

13

27

2

84

2

Table 3: Numbers of AI Sires & Stockbulls used to sire Beef Pedigree calves born in 2014

*Pedigree: Any calf whose breed fraction is 100% of the same breed and has a name. Only breeds with at least 100 registrations in the ICBF database included.

38

1

12

21

48

9

47 120 59 166

1

262

1

13

406

4

110

14

1

46%

1

372

1

3183

5 2777

1

404

81

36% 64% 30% 70% 33% 67% 91% 9% 68% 32% 33% 67% 67% 33% 42% 58% 35% 65% 40% 60% 65% 35% 54%

9

68

1

7

1

8

% Sired by AI / Stockbull

12

4

2

323

6

0

47

1

35,057

8

27

14

1

8

0

0

10

2847 5099 137 313 116 236 391 37 5892 2817 1187 2448 5847 2918 130 177 281 527 476 701 1471 795 18,809 16,248

37

7

19 236 790 89 325 217 720 31

1

1

60 748 65 316 49 699

21

4

2

47

1

0

Progeny Totals

79

16

16

24

2

1

10

AI Sire Stock Bull Grand Totals Totals Totals

Origin of Sires Totals

4053

47

13

33

8

Shorthorn Simmental

2971

25

9

8

2

110

Stock Bull

62 141 116 177 1082

65

51

AI Sire 139 34

AI Sire 1

AI Sire

165 552 22

1

AI Sire 8

1

AI Sire

Sire Totals

34

AI Sire 21

AI Sire 10

Stock Bull

Saler AI Sire 1

71

90 518

4

AI Sire 47

18

Blonde Stock Bull

10

B.Blue Stock Bull

1

Charolais Stock Bull

14

Hereford Stock Bull

Aubrac Stock Bull

USA

UK

New Zealand

Italy

Ireland

Germany

France

Denmark

Canada

Belgium

Austria

Australia

Limousin Parthenaise Stock Bull

Angus AI Sire

Number of AI Sires & Stockbulls

Stock Bull

Origin of Sires

Numbers of AI Sires & Stockbulls used to sire Beef Pedigree* Calves born in 2014

ICBF Beef Breeding Journal 2015-16

‘41% of all pedigree beef calves born in 2014 were sired by Foreign Bulls, who came from 11 different countries.’

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ICBF Beef Breeding Journal 2015-16 Table 3 (Previous page) summary: • 54% of all pedigree calves are sired by AI Sires. – Within the various breeds, the proportion of calves sired by AI Sires ranges from 16% (Piedmontese) to 91% (Belgian Blue) (Graph 4). • 46% of calves were sired by Stockbulls. – Within the various breeds, the proportion of calves sired by Stockbulls ranges from 9% (Belgian Blue) to 84% (Piedmontese) (Graph 5).

% of 2014 born Pedigree Calves sired by AI Sires

80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10

Graph 4: Percentage of 2014 born Pedigree Calves that were sired by AI Sires.

Avg

Simmental

Saler

Shorthorn

Parthenaise

Piedmontese

Hereford

Limousin

32% 67% 33% 58% 84% 65% 60% 35% 54%

Charolais

B.Blue

64% 70% 67% 9%

Blonde

%

Aubrac

0

Angus

Avg

Simmental

Saler

Shorthorn

Piedmontese

Limousin

Parthenaise

Hereford

B.Blue

Charolais

Blonde

36% 30% 33% 91% 68% 33% 67% 42% 16% 35% 40% 65% 46%

Aubrac

%

90

Angus

100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

% of 2014 born Pedigree Calves sired by Stockbulls

Graph 5: Percentage of 2014 born Pedigree Calves that were sired by Stockbulls.

AI Bulls at Dovea AI Centre

‘54% of all pedigree calves born in 2014 were sired by AI Sires.’

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Popular Beef AI Sires – 2014 Table 4: The following tables shows the most popular sires of pedigree calves in 2014. 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

362

1

AU FR1210002490

FRA

FOUR CANDLES 2490

35

2

AA MLJ

IRL

MOGEELY JOE H979

225

2

AU DPZ

FRA

DESPAGNOU

30

3

AA FPI

IRL

FRIARSTOWN IDEAL PETE K202 ET

195

3

AU FR1531087637

FRA

BALINCLEA GALAXI

25

4

AA KYA

IRL

CORNAMUCKLA LORD HARDY K222

127

4

AU FR1527118672

FRA

CAPORAL

18

5

AA ZFL

IRL

LISDUFF DANDY K895

113

5

AU S833

FRA

ROUSSEL

17

6

AA CYI

IRL

CONEYISLAND LEGEND

112

6

AU S1463

FRA

DOLBY

15

7

AA AYR

GBR

AYNHO ROSSITER ERIC B125

98

7

AU IE391032030827 IRL

DREYLANDS FRED

14

8

AA TQL

IRL

TEMPLEQUAIN LORD JAKE K798

92

8

AU IE391114050008 IRL

BALLINCLEA GOLDFIN

12

9

AA S1208

GBR

NETHERTON MR BRAZILIAN E377

86

9

AU FR1205009458

FRA

ALTAMONT AVERYON

12

GBR

ROSEMEAD KARONA J957

66

10 AU S1464

FRA

FENADOU

11

Total

1476

Total

189

% of all 2014 born pedigree calves

19%

% of all 2014 born pedigree calves

42%

10 AA RMK

Blonde d'Aquitaine Rank Brd

ID

Country of Origin

Belgian Blue Name

Pedigree Rank Brd Calves

ID

Country of Origin

Name

Pedigree Calves

1

BA UK163874400109 GBR

CHARBECK GLENN

53

1

BB S1217

BEL

KILOWATT D OCHAIN

33

2

BA IE341052760995 IRL

GLENWOOD EARL

25

2

BB S1109

GBR

SOLWAY VIEW DYNAMITE (ET)

31

3

BA UK933022408556 GBR

BALLYGOWAN FONZ

25

3

BB AJY

BEL

ADAJIO DE BRAY

20

4

BA S1266

ANETO

17

4

BB AFF

BEL

ATTRIBUT DU FOND DE BOIS

20

5

BA IE211355251002 IRL

CLIFDEN DOUGAL

16

5

BB EZN

BEL

EMPIRE D'OCHAIN

19

6

BA S985

GBR

BLACKWATER AINSLEY

15

6

BB S1216

BEL

IMMENSE D YVOIR

18

7

BA S984

GBR

FRONFEDW ARAWN

11

7

BB S1523

BEL

LANGOUREUX DE FOOZ

15

8

BA UK912178506412 GBR

DRUMRAYMOND GRAFTER

10

8

BB S847

BEL

JACKPOT 9831 ET TER REYBROECK

14

9

BA IE201250610380 IRL

CLONDOWN BIVER

9

9

BB S964

BEL

LOTTO VD VLOEIKENSHOEVE

13

CLONDOWN DEVAN

9

10 BB S598

BEL

HEROS DU PEROY

12

Total

195

% of all 2014 born pedigree calves

46%

GBR

10 BA IE201250690413 GBR

Total

190

% of all 2014 born pedigree calves

54%

Charolais Rank Brd

ID

Country of Origin

Hereford Name

Pedigree Rank Brd Calves

ID

Country of Origin

Name

Pedigree Calves

1

CH LGL

IRL

LISNAGRE ELITE (ET)

475

1

HE GZS

IRL

GOULDINGPOLL 1 SUPERDUTY ET

154

2

CH PTE

FRA

PIRATE

419

2

HE KSG

IRL

KILSUNNY GOLIATH

150

3

CH NPP

FRA

NIPPUR

323

3

HE GSQ

IRL

GLASLOUGH ESQUIRE

94

4

CH S750

GBR

THRUNTON BONJOVI

195

4

HE CRP

IRL

CARHUEFREE PRINCE

69

5

CH CF52

FRA

DOONALLY NEW

173

5

HE S1563

IRL

KYE RODGE 553 HYF

66

6

CH FSZ

FRA

FISTON

168

6

HE IE211134670562 IRL

BALLEEN JERRY

56

7

CH LSP

IRL

LISCALLY ETI (ET)

163

7

HE IE281526150344 IRL

RATHREGAN UPGRADER

50

8

CH LZF

IRL

CAVELANDS FENIAN

150

8

HE IE281288610497 IRL

ARDMULCHAN HIMALAGAN

47

9

CH PBT

IRL

PRIME ROBERTO

136

9

HE FRZ

GBR

SOLPOLL 1 FERRARI

43

10 CH DEZ

IRL

COTTAGE DEVON

131

10 HE DPS

GBR

DOREPOLL 1 93N TRANSATLANTIC

42

Total

2333

Total

771

% of all 2014 born pedigree calves

27%

% of all 2014 born pedigree calves

21%

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ICBF Beef Breeding Journal 2015-16 Table 4: continued... Limousin Rank Brd

ID

Country of Origin

Parthenaise Name

Pedigree Rank Brd Calves

ID

Country of Origin

Name

1

LM ADX

IRL

ARDLEA DAN

286

1

PT FR7968770729

FRA

BUFFALO

17

2

LM S511

GBR

FIELDSON ALFY

243

2

PT IE141855150222

IRL

FIANNA HERD CAJOU

17

3

LM WGE

GBR

WILODGE CERBERUS

243

3

PT LRY

IRL

LISNAGRANCHY CARLO

14

4

LM TVR

IRL

ELITE FOREVER BRILL ET

241

4

PT S1416

FRA

BALTO

13

5

LM HCF

GBR

HALTCLIFFE DANCER

210

5

PT FR8605115150

FRA

AZIMUT

12

6

LM MBP

IRL

MILBROOK DARTANGAN ET

175

6

PT FR8609389829

FRA

FANFARON

12

7

LM GWO

IRL

CASTLEVIEW GRINGO ET

153

7

PT TPL

FRA

TI LAPIN

10

8

LM S1421

GBR

AMPERTAINE FOREMAN

149

8

PT IE241096770499

IRL

GALTEE GLADIATOR

10

9

LM ONI

FRA

ON-DIT

138

9

PT S1477

IRL

DRUMCULLEN BRENDAN

9

10

LM OZS

FRA

OZEUS

134

10

PT IE221002131279

IRL

BOLEY HOUSE GUY

Total

1972

Total

123

% of all 2014 born pedigree calves

22%

% of all 2014 born pedigree calves

40%

Salers Rank Brd

ID

Country of Origin

9

Simmental Name

Pedigree Rank Brd Calves

ID

Country of Origin

Name

Pedigree Calves

1

SA S827

FRA

VARIEGEOIS

42

1

SI APZ

IRL

CURAHEEN APOSTLE ET

202

2

SA FR1933470315

FRA

EDMOND (FR 13)

35

2

SI CQA

IRL

CURAHEEN VIO (ET)

118

3

SA S1209

FRA

BRONSON

33

3

SI KFY

GBR

KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY

70

4

SA PZB

FRA

BONAPARTE

30

4

SI ZBF

IRL

CURAHEEN BOSSMAN

68

5

SA FR6345807884

FRA

CHARLEMAGN (FR 07)

26

5

SI ISL

GBR

ISLAVALE CRACKER 11

63

6

SA GQZ

FRA

GAROU

24

6

SI S1144

IRL

CURAHEEN WAKEMAN (ET)

57

7

SA FR1526337733

FRA

BURON (FR 07)

21

7

SI KEZ

GBR

KEELDRUM CAPONE 11

52

8

SA KKB

IRL

BALLYMACKEOGH LUCAS

20

8

SI SEV

IRL

SEAVIEW TOMMY

50

9

SA FR4310000053

FRA

GAVROCHE (FR 12)

19

9

SI S699

GBR

BANWY T-REX

36

10

SA IE371214671136

IRL

KNOTTOWN LEO

18

10

SI AYX

IRL

ANATRIM BODYBUILDER

36

Total

268

Total

752

% of all 2014 born pedigree calves

33%

% of all 2014 born pedigree calves

33%

Piedmontese Rank Brd

ID

Country of Origin

Shorthorn Name

Pedigree Rank Brd Calves

ID

Country of Origin

Name

Pedigree Calves

1

PI IE251358610611

IRL

KILCOURSEY FRED

34

1

SH CZB

IRL

CREAGA DICE (P)(ROAN)

72

2

PI IE331404590178

IRL

ATHLOMON I-KRIPPER

34

2

SH SBU

IRL

SLIABHBHUI PRINCE 2ND

68

3

PI IE331411680726

IRL

CLOUGHSAN HOMER

20

3

SH S1498

AUS

SPRYS PATENTS ACE G38 (P)

46

4

PI IE331411650707

IRL

CLOUGHSAN GORDON

19

4

SH PZT

AUS

PAINTEARTH RAMA 53U (P)

35

5

PI IE331411690784

IRL

CLOUGHSAN INDIGO

15

5

SH SFT

IRL

SEAFIELD TITAN (RO)

32

6

PI IE331411610769

IRL

CLOUGHSAN INSPECTOR

12

6

SH KKJ

IRL

KILKELLY MAJOR

22

7

PI IE211106090016

IRL

KILREE GRINGO

11

7

SH IE272057390145

IRL

GLANN THOMAS (RO)

18

8

PI IE331411620729

IRL

CLOUGHSAN HARVEY

7

8

SH IE181867450249

IRL

CREAGA FLASH (RED) P

17

9

PI IE201121540338

IRL

BALLYCAGHAN ENZO

6

9

SH IE241198690216

IRL

BALLYART PATENT (RO)

17

10

PI IT004990344039

ITA

OLIMPO

6

10

SH UK904201202683

GBR

UPPERMILL MADDISON (P)

17

Total

164

Total

344

% of all 2014 born pedigree calves

76%

% of all 2014 born pedigree calves

29%

Table 4 summary: • The proportion of calves sired by the top 10 most popular bulls varies across the various beef breeds. • On average, across all of the breeds, the 10 most popular bulls sired 37% of the pedigree calves.

‘On average, about 37% of a breed’s pedigree calf crop is sired by just 10 Bulls.’ 9

Pedigree Calves


ICBF Beef Breeding Journal 2015-16 % of 2014 born Pedigree Calves that were sired by the 10 most popular sires in each breed

BELOW: ‘Charbeck Glenn’ – Most popular Sire of Pedigree Blonde d’Aquitaine calves in Ireland in 2014 (Glenwood Blondes).

80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10

Avg

Simmental

Saler

Shorthorn

Piedmontese

Parthenaise

Hereford

Limousin

B.Blue

Charolais

Blonde

Angus

19% 42% 54% 46% 27% 21% 22% 40% 76% 33% 29% 33% 37%

Aubrac

0 %

Graph 6: Percentage of 2014 born Pedigree Calves that were sired by the 10 most popular sires in each breed.

54% of pedigree Blonde d’Aquitaine calves born in 2014 were sired by 10 bulls.

Dams – Countries of Origin Countries of origin for Dams of Beef Pedigree* Calves born in 2014 Simmental

Pedigree Calf Totals by Dam Origin

% of Totals

Shorthorn

Saler

Piedmontese

Parthenaise

Limousin

Hereford

Charolais

B.Blue

Blonde

Aubrac

Origin of Dams

Angus

Numbers of Pedigree Calves

2

2

0.005%

3

0.005%

2

0.005%

7

0.02%

541

1.5%

19

0.05%

42

0.10%

542

1.5%

Austria Belgium Canada

2

1

2

Denmark

6

France

64

2

1

68

185

71

151

Germany

19

Italy UK Ireland Pedigree Calf Totals by Breed

42 82

1

44

32

103

6648

386

307

393

6732

451

353

427

25

143

1

4

13

42

52

8470 3610 8482

237

170

648

1135 3413 33899 96.0%

8641 3641 8811

309

216

812

1177 3487 35057 100.0%

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

Table 5: Numbers of Beef Pedigree calves born in Ireland in 2014 - analysed by breed & by country of Origin of Dam. Table 5 summary: • Not surprisingly, 96% of all the dams of pedigree beef calves born in 2014 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 7).

‘Only 4% of the Dam’s of Irish Pedigree beef calves were themselves imported into Ireland.’

Countries of origin for Dams of 2014 born pedigree calves 100 80 60 40 20 0 %

France

UK

Ireland

6 Other Countries

1.5%

1.5%

96%

1%

Graph 7: Distribution of Countries of origin for the Dams of the 2014 born pedigree calves.

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ET – Embryo Transfer Calves Number of Pedigree ET Calves born in 2014 % of 2014 calves ET Calves

AA

BB

CH

HE

LM

PT

SA

SH

SI

Avg

0.1%

43%

5%

1%

4%

4%

1%

0.5%

4%

3%

11

182

425

33

376

12

9

7

80

1135

Table 6: Numbers of ET (Embryo Transfer) Beef Pedigree calves born in Ireland in 2014. Table 6 summary: • 1135 Embryo Transfer Pedigree beef calves were born in 2014 which represents 3% of the total pedigree calf crop. • ET calves in the Belgian Blue breed account for 43% of their 2014 calf crop. ET calves make up no more than 5% of any other breed’s calf crops (Graph 8).

Countries of origin for Dams of 2014 born pedigree calves 50 40 30 20 10 0

AA

BB

CH

HE

LM

PT

SA

SH

SI

Avg.

% of 2014 calves 0.1%

43%

5%

1%

4%

4%

1%

0.5%

4%

3%

Graph 8: % of ET Calves in each breed’s 2014 pedigree calf crop

GJB Most popular Sire of Pedigree Angus calves in 2014.

Despagnou Most Popular AI Sire of Pedigree Aubrac calves in 2014.

‘ET calves in the Belgian Blue breed account for 43% of their 2014 calf crop. ET calves make up no more than 5% of any other breed’s calf crop.’ 11


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Aneto Most popular AI Sire of Pedigree Blonde d’Aquitaine calves in 2014.

Kilowatt d’Ochain (S1217) - Most popular Sire of Pedigree Belgian Blue calves in 2014.

Lisnagre Elite’ (LGL) – Most popular Sire of Pedigree Charolais calves in 2014.

Gouldingpoll 1 Superduty Most popular Sire of Pedigree Hereford calves in 2014.

Ardlea Dan Most popular Sire of Pedigree Limousin calves in 2014.

LRY Most popular AI Sire of Pedigree Parthenaise calves in 2014.

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Variegois (S827) - Most populat sire of pedigree Saler calves in Ireland in 2014.

Curaheen Apostle (APZ) – the most popular sire of Pedigree Simmental calves in 2014.

Falcao Sire of ‘Kilcoursey Fred’ – Most popular Sire of Pedigree Piedmontese calves in 2014.

Speciality/Rare breeds Statistics 2014 Breeds

Origin

Bazadaise

Creaga Dice’ ‘CZB’, the most popular Sire of Pedigree Shorthorn calves in 2014. Numbers of Speciality/Rare Pedigree registered calves born in 2014

Breeders

Calves

700

UK

3

1

600

Belted Galloway

UK

50

145

Dexter

Ireland

110

650

300

Highland

UK

25

85

200

Irish Maol

UK

60

101

500 400

100

Speckled Park

Canada

13

72

264

1077

Total

Table 7: Numbers of speciality/rare pedigree registered calves born in 2014 together with the number of breeders.

13

72

15

8

1

Bazadais

15

85

Longhorn

2

101

Romagnola

Italy

145

Speckled Park

Romagnola

650

Highland

8

Irish Maol

1

Belted Galloway

UK

Dexter

Longhorn

0 2014 calves

Graph 9: Numbers of speciality/rare pedigree calves born in 2014.


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Ballylough Warrior (WRO) - Speckled Park AI Sire (Bova AI).

Whitepool McCoy (GA2042) - Belted Galloway AI Sire (Bova AI)

Unno Romagnola AI Sire.

Newbridge Darragh (NBD) – Irish Moiled AI Sire (Bova AI)

Oldstone Bambi (S685) – Dexter AI Sire (Dovea AI)

Arkle of Ousdale (AOD) – Highland AI Sire

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15

Beef

Sire Breed

9,359

Dam Breed Totals 114,794

382

30

RB - Rotbunt

1

8

-

11

314

33

1,736

6

MY - MRI

Other

68

MO - Montbeliarde

1,918

FR - Holstein/Friesian 55

3,849

SI - Simmental

JE - Jersey

1,050

SH - Shorthorn

99

2,596

936

29,186

LM - Limousin

SA - Saler

126

4,448

HE - Hereford

1,746

6

1

25

7

258

7,332

992

1,344

54,950

2,804

49,765 212,220

1,173

5

3

19

3

639

1,809

394

412

19,848

1,079

13,924 127,226

2,132

29,611

CH - Charolais

4,952

5,407

1,138

1,302

9,275

CH

903

321 4,147

BB

2,198

3,803

602

37,496

BA

BB - Belgian Blue

BA - Blonde d'Aquitaine

AA - Angus

AA

Beef

4,331

95,453

17,829

2,413

14,579

LM

4,386

10

5

69

14

939

10,268

1,299

1,852

82,429 313,345

904

15

13

27

14

1,148

3,616

574

551

24,217 159,898

17,720

23,047

2,293

444

7,846

HE

383

1

3

2

2

54

514

75

3,550

3,745

230

6,275

583

149

681

SA

16,247

Dam Breed

SI

11,601

25,570

904

174,730

12,488

3,039

2,165

55,412

1,279

21

12

95

6

35,311

1,624

10,075

8

316

119

54

2,287 2,196

5,300

21,356

122

158

48

727

1,767

212

424

27

3,365

JE

14,561

863 666,410

21,018

577

770

31,418

2,499 115,987

35,661

3,601

779

FR

31,337 104,290 1,097,741

455

34

16

41

21

1,273

1,198

6,273

310

6,716

1,633

8,977

1,023

148

3,219 5,691

SH

Table 8: Total numbers of calves born in Ireland in 2014 - analysed by Breed of Sire & Dam

Dairy

Total calf births in 2014 Summary

21,599

484

201

34

3,706

143

5,499

774

110

145

2,924

2,337

1,313

1,165

82

2,682

MO

Dairy

2,937

88

46

658

19

14

735

117

59

10

235

313

123

115

6

399

MY

9,273

219

1,982

190

94

158

2,901

231

64

107

619

909

187

219

16

1,377

RB

69,086

10,183

64,173

15,099

12,502

34,001

4,829

1,280

6,598

20,904

30,401 2,131,048

9,067

163

14

84

606

7,762 711,766

523

402

203

3,417 395,908

1,516 157,699

2,180 357,922

964

210

3,290 269,098

Other

Sire Breed Totals

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Beef Sired calves from Beef & Dairy Herds Total numbers of calves sired by beef bulls - born in 2014 Breed of Beef Sire AA

BA

BB

CH

HE

LM

SA

SH

SI

Total

Nbr of Calves

269,098

10,183

69,086

357,922

157,699

395,908

12,502

15,099

64,173

1,351,670

% of Total

20%

1%

5%

26%

12%

29%

1%

1%

5%

Table 9: Total numbers of pedigree & commercial calves sired by the main Sire breeds in 2014 Table 9 summary: • 97% of all beef sired calves born in Ireland come from 6 breeds: Charolais, Limousin, Angus, Hereford, Belgian Blue & Simmental (Graph 10). • Limousin, Charolais and Angus sires account for 75% of the beef sired calves born in 2014.

Proportion of calves sired by beef bulls – born in 2014 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

% of AA Total 20%

BA

BB

CH

HE

LM

SA

SH

SI

1%

5%

26%

12%

29%

1%

1%

5%

Graph 10: Proportion of calves sired by the main Beef Sire breeds in 2014 – out of both beef and dairy cows.

Blonde x Friesian, ‘Castlecoote Alex’ (CDK) sired cow with her Belgian blue ‘AJY’ sired calf in the herd of Jeremiah Twomey, Donoughmore, Co.Cork.

‘Limousin, Charolais & Angus account for 75% of the beef sired calves born in 2014.’ 16


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Beef Sired calves from Beef Herds Total numbers of Beef Sired calves out of the beef herd - born in 2014 Breed of Beef Sire AA

BA

BB

CH

HE

LM

SA

SH

SI

Total

Nbr of Calves

83,255

8,938

40,629

342,306

34,870

332,574

9,824

11,267

49,918

913,581

% of Total

9%

1%

4%

38%

4%

36%

1%

1%

6%

Table 10: Total numbers of Beef Sired calves out of the beef herd in 2014. Table 10 summary: • Charolais is the number one breed of sire in Irish suckler herds – siring 38% (342,306) of all beef calves born in 2014 (Graph 11). • Limousin follows very closely with 332,574 calves sired by Limousin bulls in 2014.

Proportion of Beef sired calves out of beef cows – 2014 40

30

20

10

0 % of Total

AA

BA

BB

CH

HE

LM

SA

SH

SI

9%

1%

4%

38%

4%

36%

1%

1%

6%

Graph 11: Proportion of Beef sired calves out of beef cows in 2014.

Charolais AI Sire Fiston (FSZ)

Trend in Beef sired calves from the Beef herd 20132014 4000 2000 0 Calves

-2000

AA

BA

BB

CH

HE

LM

SA

SH

SI

-4000 -6000 -8000 -10000

Graph 12: Trend in Beef sired calves from the Beef herd (2013-2014)..

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‘Charolais is the number 1 breed of beef sire in Irish beef herds siring 38% of all beef calves born in 2014.’


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Beef Sired calves from Dairy Herds Total numbers of Beef Sired calves out of the dairy herd - born in 2014 Breed of Beef Sire AA

BA

BB

CH

HE

LM

SA

SH

SI

Total

Nbr of Calves

185,843

1,245

28,457

15,616

122,829

63,334

2,678

3,832

14,255

438,089

% of Total

42%

0.2%

7%

4%

28%

14%

0.6%

1%

3.0%

Table 11: Total numbers of Beef Sired calves out of the dairy herd in 2014. Table 11 summary: • Angus is the number one breed of beef sire in Irish dairy herds – siring 42% (185,843) of all beef calves born in 2014 (Graph 12). • Hereford is the next most popular beef breed used in dairy herds with 122,829 calves born in 2014 with a Hereford sire. Proportion of Beef Sired Calves out of Dairy Cows 2014 40

30

20

10

0

% of AA Total 42%

BA

BB

CH

HE

LM

SA

SH

SI

0.2%

7%

4%

28%

14%

0.6%

1%

3%

Graph 13: Proportion of Beef sired calves out of dairy cows in 2014.

Angus AI Sire Dunlouise Jipsey Knight K359 (JYK)

Trend in Beef sired calves from the Dairy herd 20132014 40000 35000 30000

Calves

25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0

AA

BA

BB

CH

HE

LM

SA

SH

SI

Graph 14: Trend in Beef sired calves from the Dairy herd (2013-2014).

‘Angus is the number 1 breed of beef sire in Irish dairy herds siring 42% of all beef calves born in 2014.’

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Total numbers of calves out of Beef Cows - born in 2014 Breed of Beef Dam AA

BA

BB

CH

HE

LM

SA

SH

SI

Total

Nbr of Calves

114,794

9,359

49,765

212,220

82,429

313,345

16,247

31,337

104,290

933,786

% of Total

12%

1%

5%

23%

9%

34%

2%

3%

11%

Table 12: Total numbers of pedigree & commercial beef calves born in 2014 by breed of Dam. Table 12 summary: • Limousin is the number 1 breed of beef cow in Ireland with 34% of all beef calvings in 2014 being from Limousin cows. • Almost 90% of beef calves born in Ireland come from 5 breeds of Dam: Charolais, Limousin, Angus, Hereford & Simmental (Graph 12).

Proportion of calves out of beef cows – born in 2014 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

% of AA Total 12%

BA

BB

CH

HE

LM

SA

SH

SI

1%

5%

23%

9%

34%

2%

3%

11%

Graph 15: Proportion of calves born in 2014 by Breed of Dam.

Brendan Hanley, Keelogues, Edgeworthstown, Co.Longford with his limousin heifer ‘Keeltown Freda

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AI & Stockbull Usage in the National Herd – 2014 Calves from the Beef Herd - Sire type 2014

0.15%

0.24%

Dairy Stockbulls

Sire Type Dairy AI Sires Dairy Stockbulls

Number of Sires Number of Calves 439

2,272

Dairy AI Sires

% 0.24%

671

1,416

0.15%

Beef AI Sires

1,772

177,313

19%

Beef Stockbulls

38,808

554,761

60%

21%

19%

Unknown Sire Type

Beef AI Sires

60% Beef Stockbulls

Unknown Sire Type

-

Total Beef Cow Calvings

197,391

21%

933,786

Table 13: An analysis of the proportion of calves out of beef cows that were sired by AI Sires and Stockbulls in 2014. (Pie Chart 1).

Pie Chart 1: Proportion of calves out of beef cows that were sired by AI Sires and Stockbulls in 2014.

Table 13 summary: • Allowing for unknown sires – approximately 20-25% of beef calves were sired by Beef AI Sires. • Approximately 60-70% of beef calves were sired by Beef Stockbulls.

Calves from the Dairy Herd - Sire type 2014 Sire Type

Number of Sires Number of Calves

%

Dairy AI Sires

3726

469,728

40%

Dairy Stockbulls

6796

128,913

11%

Beef AI Sires

1097

66,270

6%

Beef Stockbulls

9862

60% 122,134 Beef Stockbulls

11%

379,816

32%

32%

Unknown Sire Type Total Dairy Cow Calvings

-

Unknown Sire Type

40% Dairy AI Sires

11% Beef Stockbulls

6%

11%

Beef AI Sires

Dairy Stockbulls

1,166,861

Table 14: An analysis of the proportion of calves out of dairy cows that were Pie Chart 2: Proportion of calves out of dairy cows that were sired by AI Sires and sired by AI Sires and Stockbulls in 2014. (Pie Chart 2). Stockbulls in 2014. Table 14 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 10-20% were sired by Dairy Stockbulls and another 10-20% were sired by Beef Stockbulls.

‘20-25% of calves out of beef cows were sired by Beef AI Sires in 2014.’ ‘40-50% of calves out of dairy cows were sired by Dairy AI Sires in 2014.’ 20


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2014 Inseminations - Dairy v Beef Sire Type

2014 Inseminations DIY v Technician

Number of Sires Number of Calves

Count

%

Count

%

DIY

265,241

28%

Dairy Inseminations

656,581

70%

Technician

681,573

72%

Beef Inseminations

290,233

30%

Total Inseminations

946,814

Insemination Type

Table 15: Number of Beef & Dairy inseminations recorded on the ICBF database in 2014

946,814

Table 16: Breakdown of the number of DIY v Technician inseminations recorded on the ICBF database in 2014.

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

29%

30%

Foreign AI Sires

Beef Inseminations

70%

71%

Dairy Inseminations

Irish AI Sires

Pie Chart 3: Dairy & Beef Inseminations distribution - 2014

Pie Chart 4: Proportion of 2014 Dairy Inseminations that were to Irish bred v Foreign AI bulls.

2014 Dairy Inseminations - Irish v Foreign AI Bulls Sire Type

Count

%

Foreign AI Sires

187,812

29%

Irish AI Sires

468,825

71%

Table 17: Breakdown of 2014 Dairy Inseminations – Irish bred v Foreign AI Bulls.

53%

47%

Irish AI Sires

Foreign AI Sires

2014 Beef Inseminations – Irish v Foreign AI Bulls Count

%

Foreign AI Sires

136,941

47%

Irish AI Sires

153,239

53%

Pie Chart 5: Proportion of 2014 Beef Inseminations that were to Irish bred v Foreign AI bulls.

Table 18: Breakdown of 2014 Beef Inseminations – Irish bred v Foreign AI Bulls. (Pie Chart 5)

‘Approximately 70% of all inseminations in 2014 were to Dairy AI Sires & the remainder were to Beef AI Sires.’ ‘71% of all Dairy inseminations in 2014 were to AI Sires that were born in Ireland.’ 21


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AI Straws in liquid nitrogen

2014 Inseminations by Breed of Bull

‘Nippur’ (NPP) – a French bred Charolais AI Sire who is located in France but who sired 3529 calves here in Ireland in 2014

Count

%

Holstein

538,366

57%

Angus

76,730

8%

Friesian

73,767

8%

Breed

Limousin

62,915

7%

Blue

46,050

Hereford

44,956

Charolais

Breed

2014 Inseminations by breed of cow Count

%

Holstein & Friesian

735,925

78%

5%

Limousin

47,649

5%

5%

Jersey

38,684

4%

35,995

4%

Charolais

28,438

3%

Jersey

30,688

3%

Angus

16,957

2%

Simmental

12,295

1%

Simmental

16,164

2%

Norwegian Red

5,002

1%

Hereford

12,911

1%

Shorthorn

3,660

0.39%

Norwegian Red

11,525

1%

Saler

3,521

0.37%

Blue

9,334

1%

Montbeliarde

3,243

0.34%

Montbeliarde

9,064

1%

Ayrshire

2,062

0.21%

Shorthorn

5,236

1%

Parthenaise

1,801

0.19%

Rotbunt

3,827

0.40%

MRI

1,763

0.18%

Saler

2,502

0.26%

Blonde

1,044

0.11%

MRI

1,362

0.14%

Aubrac

634

0.06%

Blonde

1,335

0.14%

Speckled Park

507

0.05%

Swedish Red

1,219

0.13%

Brown Swiss

379

0.04%

Parthenaise

858

0.09%

Swedish Red

363

0.03%

Ayrshire

853

0.09%

Normande

191

0.02%

Aubrac

688

0.07%

Piedmontese

182

0.01%

Brown Swiss

573

0.06%

Galloway

112

0.01%

Normande

297

0.03%

Kerry

107

0.01%

Kerry

182

0.02%

Wagyu

102

0.01%

Piedmontese

169

0.02%

Table 19: 2014 Inseminations by breed of bull

Table 20: 2014 Inseminations by breed of dam

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).

‘53% of all Beef inseminations in 2014 were to AI Sires that were born in Ireland.’ 22


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Most Popular Beef AI Sires in Suckler Herds - 2014 Angus Rank ID

Name

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

KYA GJB JGY MLJ FPI ZFL SYT

CORNAMUCKLA LORD HARDY K222 GOULDING JUMBO KING K436 ET JESANA GALAXY MOGEELY JOE H979 FRIARSTOWN IDEAL PETE K202 ET LISDUFF DANDY K895 SANDYLANE TADGH

8

TQL TEMPLEQUAIN LORD JAKE K798

9 RGZ TUBRIDMORE GIZMO E.T. (ET) 10 ZLT BIRCHES LITTLEMAN L923

Belgian Blue Calves Owner Rank ID 2655 2475 1468 864 788 758 674

NCBC NCBC NCBC Dovea NCBC Dovea Bova

616

Dovea

576 562

NCBC Dovea

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Name

STQ BBQ AJY DBZ AZL RWS DEP

SULTAN 0580 BALLYFIN BORAT (ET) ADAJIO DE BRAY MANITOU DE BELLE EAU ROSS ALO (ET) ROSEMOUNT CASH ET DESPOTE DE L'EAU D'EPPE MASERATI VAN DE 8 VDV VLOEIKENSHOEVE 9 SFL DU STORDEUR FLANEUR 10 BYU BLAK 5075 BATY EPRAVE

Hereford Rank ID

Name

1 2

GZS GOULDINGPOLL 1 SUPERDUTY ET KSG KILSUNNY GOLIATH DOREPOLL 1 93N 3 DPS TRANSATLANTIC 4 GSQ GLASLOUGH ESQUIRE 5 FRZ SOLPOLL 1 FERRARI 6 SPL SOLPOLL 1 HANDSOME HYC 7 GCT GOULDINGPOLL 1 CAPTAIN 8 CRP CARHUEFREE PRINCE 9 LTX LISRACE LIBERATOR IV 10 GPZ GROUSEHALLPOLL 1 PREMIER (ET)

Charolais Calves Owner Rank ID

Name

Calves Owner

2785 1542 1467 940 878 727 670

NCBC Dovea NCBC NCBC NCBC NCBC NCBC

1 LGL LISNAGRE ELITE (ET) 2 NPP NIPPUR 3 FSZ FISTON 4 MZT MOZART 5 RHI ROUNDHILL DOC 1068 (ET) 6 FWO FLEETWOOD 7 LZF CAVELANDS FENIAN

9231 3529 2718 1987 1551 1496 1465

NCBC NCBC NCBC NCBC Dovea NCBC NCBC

637

Dovea

8

1290

Dovea

553 371

Bova NCBC

9 MVO MANDELA VERON (ET) 10 LSP LISCALLY ETI (ET)

1288 1249

NCBC Dovea

CXY CLOVERFIELD EXCELENT

Limousin Calves Owner Rank ID

Name

Simmental Calves Owner Rank ID

Name

Calves Owner

634 428

NCBC Dovea

1 HCA HAUTECLAIR 2 ADX ARDLEA DAN

9027 6714

NCBC NCBC

1 2

APZ CURAHEEN APOSTLE ET SEV SEAVIEW TOMMY

3719 888

NCBC Dovea

416

NCBC

3 RHF ROUNDHILL DARA 1069

4460

Dovea

3

ZBF CURAHEEN BOSSMAN

838

NCBC

4232 3278 3228 3213 1842 1535 1448

NCBC 4 Dovea 5 Dovea 6 NCBC 7 NCBC 8 NCBC 9 Dovea 10

DRU CQA TBE QCD KEZ ISL IS4

692 490 436 330 326 273 260

Dovea Eurogene Bova Dovea NCBC Dovea NCBC

333 Dovea 4 332 ABS 5 174 NCBC 6 156 Dovea 7 122 NCBC 8 107 Eurogene 9 104 NCBC 10

OZS MBP CWI AHZ TVR GWO KJB

OZEUS MILBROOK DARTANGAN ET CASTLEVIEW CASINO (ET) ACHILE ELITE FOREVER BRILL ET CASTLEVIEW GRINGO ET BROOKLANDS F0959

DERROUGH SAMUAL CURAHEEN VIO (ET) DELFUR T-BONE CLOONDROON CALLING KEELDRUM CAPONE 11 ISLAVALE CRACKER 11 SEEPA TEE JAY

Most Popular Beef AI Sires in Dairy Herds - 2014 Angus Rank ID 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

KYA JGY GJB ZLT RGZ WAO KTG MKP JYK TLZ

Name CORNAMUCKLA LORD HARDY K222 JESANA GALAXY GOULDING JUMBO KING K436 ET BIRCHES LITTLEMAN L923 TUBRIDMORE GIZMO E.T. (ET) WOODVALE TOTAL G616 KEELTIES GALLIANO PORTAUNS MIKE K417 DUNLOUISE JIPSEY KNIGHT K359 TONROE LORD IAN G263

Belgian Blue Calves Owner Rank ID

Name

6431 NCBC 1 DBZ MANITOU DE BELLE EAU 4481 NCBC 2 BBQ BALLYFIN BORAT (ET) 1495 NCBC 3 VAP VALENTIN 2235 PAPILLON 1343 Dovea 4 CFU CONCERT DU BLOFAGNU 1248 NCBC 5 SZS SATYRE DE SOMME 1044 Eurog/LIC 6 FTK MESSAGER DE FOOZ 735 Dovea 7 VSM VENEUR DE SOMME 697 Dovea 8 STQ SULTAN 0580 686 Eurog/LIC 9 BZP BALLYFIN DESPERADO ET 571 Dovea 10 ATG UNITAIRE D ARGENTON

Hereford Rank ID 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Name

FRZ SOLPOLL 1 FERRARI GOULDINGPOLL 1 GZS SUPERDUTY ET SPL SOLPOLL 1 HANDSOME HYC DOREPOLL 1 93N DPS TRANSATLANTIC KSG KILSUNNY GOLIATH GSQ GLASLOUGH ESQUIRE LTX LISRACE LIBERATOR IV GPZ GROUSEHALLPOLL 1 PREMIER (ET) CRP CARHUEFREE PRINCE MRU MEILTRON LEISURE

Charolais Calves Owner Rank ID 4307 NCBC 1 NPP 2289 Dovea 2 OSI 1374 NCBC 3 LGL 1323 NCBC 4 MZT 715 Eurog/LIC 5 RHI 690 NCBC 6 HWN 686 NCBC 7 KFC 558 NCBC 8 PTE 385 Dovea 9 TUT 310 NCBC 10 FWO

Limousin Calves Owner Rank ID

Name

Calves Owner NCBC Dovea NCBC NCBC Dovea NCBC Dovea NCBC Eurog/LIC NCBC

Simmental Calves Owner Rank ID

Name

Calves Owner

2495

ABS

1 HCA HAUTECLAIR

1593

NCBC

1

APZ CURAHEEN APOSTLE ET

412

NCBC

1582

NCBC

2 RHF ROUNDHILL DARA 1069

1192

Dovea

2

DRU DERROUGH SAMUAL

149

Dovea

1539

NCBC

3 AHZ ACHILE

488

NCBC

3

SEV SEAVIEW TOMMY

116

Dovea

1225

NCBC

4 ADX ARDLEA DAN

328

NCBC

4

HKG HILLCREST KING

69

NCBC

63 52 44 40 40 40

Dovea Dovea NCBC NCBC Bova NCBC

1131 Dovea 5 OZS OZEUS 1016 Dovea 6 CWI CASTLEVIEW CASINO (ET) 811 Eurog/LIC 7 ODZ ODERIM 624 NCBC 8 MBP MILBROOK DARTANGAN ET 508 NCBC 9 KJB BROOKLANDS F0959 238 NCBC 10 ROX ROCKY

290 NCBC 5 210 Dovea 6 172 Eurog/LIC 7 107 Dovea 8 104 Dovea 9 93 NCBC 10

Table 21: The most popular Beef AI Sires in Suckler & Dairy Herds in 2014

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Name

NIPPUR 287 OLDGRANGE SINDURAIN 223 LISNAGRE ELITE (ET) 89 MOZART 89 ROUNDHILL DOC 1068 (ET) 74 HOLLOWTREE NICKOLAS 56 KNOCKANE FLARE 53 PIRATE 43 THRUNTON NOSTRADAMUS 34 FLEETWOOD 30

S1025 GS WILHELM ROE MONESS ROSCOE ZBF CURAHEEN BOSSMAN AS12 PLANET TBE DELFUR T-BONE IS4 SEEPA TEE JAY


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KYA Most popular AI Sire of Angus calves in Beef & Dairy Herds in 2014.

STQ Most popular AI Sire of Belgian Blue calves in Suckler Herds 2014.

LGL Most popular AI Sire of Charolais calves in Suckler Herds in 2014.

FRZ Most popular AI Sire of Hereford calves in Dairy Herds in 2014.

HCA Most popular AI Sire of Limousin calves in Suckler & Dairy Herds in 2014.

APZ Most popular AI Sire of Simmental calves in Suckler & Dairy Herds in 2014.

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Dairy Breeds Statistics 2014 Numbers of Pedigree Calves Origin of Sires

Holstein

Friesian

Jersey

Montbeliarde

Pedigree Calf Totals by Sire Origin

% of Totals

Australia

37

37

0.07%

Belgium

2

2

0.00%

Czech. Rep

10

10

0.02%

Canada

1,789

25

1,814

4%

Denmark

629

175

804

2%

Finland

10

10

0.02%

France

962

1364

3%

1,179

2%

25,564

53%

1,578

3%

3,933

8%

608

1%

402

Germany

1,099

80

Ireland

24,397

1,086

Italy

1,578

Netherlands

3,370

New Zealand

388

Sweden

157

157

0.30%

3

3

0.01%

34

2,434

5%

34

8,637

18%

Switzerland

44

37

563 220

UK

1,891

509

USA

8,603

Pedigree Calf Totals by Breed

44,925

2,239

532

439

% of main Pedigree Dairy Breeds

93%

5%

1%

1%

48,135

(*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.)

Table 22: Numbers of Dairy Pedigree calves born in Ireland in 2014 – analysed by breed & by country of Origin of Sire.

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Calves

Proportion of 2014 Pedigree Dairy calves born by Breed 50000 45000 40000 35000 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0 % of Total

Countries of origin for sires of 2014 born pedigree dairy calves 60 50 40 30 20 10

HO

FR

JE

MO

44,925

2,239

532

439

Graph 16: Proportion of Pedigree dairy calves born in each breed in 2014.

0 Series 1

Ireland 53%

USA Netherlands

UK

Canada

18%

5%

4%

8%

11 Other Countries 12%

Graph 17: Distribution of Countries of origin for the Sires of the 2014 born pedigree dairy calves.

Dairy Sired calves from the Dairy Herd Total numbers of Dairy Sired calves out of the dairy herd - born in 2014 Breed of Dairy Sire HF

JE

MO

MY

RB

Nbr of Calves

704,663

20,782

6,244

1,220

4,707

% of Total

93%

3%

1%

0.16%

0.62%

Table 23: Total numbers of dairy sired calves out of the dairy herd. Proportion of Dairy Sired Calves out of Dairy Cows – 2014 100 80 60 40 20 0 % of Total

HF

JE

MO

MY

RB

93%

3%

1%

0.16%

0.62%

Graph 18: Proportion of Dairy sired calves out of dairy cows in 2014.

Holstein AI Sire O-Bee Manfred Justice (OJI)

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Most Popular Dairy AI Sires in Dairy Herds - 2014 Holstein Rank ID 1

Name

Friesian Calves Owner Rank ID

LHZ (IG) LAURAGH EVERT

25175

NCBC

1

2 PBM (IG) BALLINABORTA PRIMO

18073

NCBC

16278

NCBC

4 HMY HIGHMOUNT KENNY

15984

5

ABO (IG) CASTLEBLAGH ODIE

11078

6

JKF (IG) DOONMANAGH FLT JACKO

7

DGC DUNGOURNEY CREMIN

Name

Name

Dovea

1

2 RVJ RAHEENARRAN BCG SOCHAR

4505

Dovea

2 OKM OKURA LIKA MURMUR S3J

1812

3 FAE (IG) FIRODA GRIETMAN

2603

NCBC

3

PKA PUKEROA TGM MANZELLO

1548

NCBC

NCBC

4 RHS RAHEENARRAN MEB SOCHAR

2551

NCBC

4

OKT OKURA LT INTEGRITY

851

Eurog/LIC

NCBC

5 ANY DOVEA ANDY

1543

Dovea

5 WZR WAIWIRA WARLORD

809

Eurog/LIC

8062

NCBC

6 LPW (IG) COOLEENBEE PIA WILL

1507

NCBC

6

PSQ PRIESTS SOLARIS-ET

724

Eurog/LIC

7517

Dovea

7 CZF CATLANE SPITFIRE

1505

NCBC

7

ZCD CRESCENT MAN DOMINIC S3J

622

NCBC

8 WDS WHINLEA DAN SUPERSONIC-ET 6974 Eurog/LIC 8 KJY KIRKBY JAYSON

1063

Dovea

8

LKQ LYNBROOK TGM TANGO S3J

493

Eurog/LIC

9

952

ABS

9 YMD MOODYS EXECUTIVE

459

Eurog/LIC

948

Dovea 10 TAJ TE ARANGA JP JUBILANT S3J

383

Eurog/LIC

KSK (IG) BALLYBRIDE SHERLOCK

BGJ BAGWORTH PF GRANDEUR S1F 6325 Eurog/LIC 9

10 ZPB BALLYOGAHA PHILIP

5839

Dovea

DQI DEANGATE QUENTIN

10 TMI TITTENSER MEINSE

Montbeliarde Rank ID 1

Name

HJT HILLSTAR LOT JESTER S3J

Calves Owner

7413

3

PZI PIET ADEMA 186

Jersey Calves Owner Rank ID

Norwegian Red Calves Owner Rank ID

Name

1885 Eurog/LIC NCBC

MRI Calves Owner Rank ID

Name

DUJ DOVEA JODUS

Calves Owner

ZKB BRINK

346

Dovea

1 BSJ BOSNES

1632

NCBC

1

112

Dovea

2 S811 URBANISTE

197

Dovea

2 EKE EIK

1473

Dovea

2 S911 THORGAL

93

Dovea

3

RLP RAPALLO

142

Dovea

3 VSK VELSVIK

482

NCBC

3 S1485 BIOM

53

Dovea

4

RZN REDON

133

Dovea

4 ZBR BRAUT

449

Dovea

4

52

Dovea

5

VAY VANTEY

86

Dovea

5 TUY TEERGAY ULSAKER LILY

175

NCBC

5 S824 MALBORIX

39

Dovea

6

VFL VALFIN JB 1569

Eurog/LIC 6 S1539 DE VINKENHOF BRUCE

SJD SUNNYSIDE DON

80

NCBC

6 TVK TINEGERAGH VSK 777

162

21

NCBC

7 S1475 BRANLY

77

Dovea

7 EGE EGGTROEN

137

Dovea

7 S1549 PRISMA

20

NCBC

8 S1313 BOURGUEIL

70

Dovea

8 RRV RAVN

108

NCBC

8 S1537 MELDON

18

NCBC

9

IIA INDIA

67

NCBC

9

106

NCBC

9 S1538 DE VINKENHOF ANNO

17

NCBC

10 AOA ADAMO JB

59

NCBC

10 TGK TINEGERAGH LEV 545

81

NCBC

10 S1198 DOMINIC

16

NCBC

KZI KNOCKROUR HGZ VIKING

Table 24: The most popular Dairy AI Sires in Dairy herds in 2014.

‘Lauragh CWJ Heather’ – The dam of ‘LHZ’ – the most popular Holstein AI Sire in Ireland in 2014.

‘PZI’ – The most popular Friesian AI Sire in Ireland in 2014.

‘HJT’ – The most popular Jersey AI Sire in Ireland in 2014.

‘ZKB’ – The most popular Montbeliarde AI Sire in Ireland in 2014.

‘BSJ’ – The most popular Norwegian Red AI Sire in Ireland in 2014.

‘DUJ’ – The most popular MRI AI Sire in Ireland in 2014.

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