Breeding maiden heifers on out farm
It is recommended that maiden heifers are bred with dairy AI as they are the most fertile animals in the herd and have the highest EBI. Target your heifers with sexed or conventional dairy AI to maximise the rate of genetic gain in your herd. Stephen Moore of Teagasc explains that by using dairy sires for at least one round of inseminations the number of beef stock bulls needed to breed the repeating heifers can be reduced typically by two thirds for each round of AI used. Laura Hannon, dairy farmer from Co. Meath also speaks about her plan to AI the heifers.