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All You Need to Know about the BDGP


Chris Daly from the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) joins Catherine Egan on this week’s episode of The Beef Edge Podcast to discuss all you need to know about the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP).

Chris outlined that there are over 22,500 farmers in BDGP I and the key upcoming date of the 31st October 2020 is very important to ensure that you must have 50% of the reference number of animals, genotyped 4 or 5 star on the Replacement Index. They must be at least 16 months of age, so born before the 30th June 2019.  

For BDGP II herds, on the 31st of October 2020 you must have 20% of the reference number of animals, genotyped 4 or 5 star on the Replacement Index.

Chris also reminded farmers to complete their Carbon Navigator if they have not done so already to avoid penalties and receive payment in December 2020.

For any further queries in relation to BDGP contact your local Teagasc advisor or contact ICBF on 023 883 2883 or email query@icbf.com

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