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The new Commercial Beef Value (CBV) Explained

Chris Daly from ICBF joins Catherine Egan on this week’s episode of the Beef Edge podcast to explain the new Commercial Beef Value (CBV) which will be launched at the Teagasc Virtual Beef Conference next week on 6th December at 8pm.

Chris explains how it is a new tool being made available for farmers buying in cattle and bringing them on to finish to know what the genetic merit is.

The euro value will be available for commercial suckler males and uncalved females, dairy males and dairy cross males and uncalved females being brought to finish.

It is comprised of the following traits: carcass weight, carcass conformation, carcass fat , feed intake and docility.

Chris highlights that while there will be a range across the breed, the within breed ranges will be very interesting to farmers.  

Farmers will be able to access their animals’ CBV under their Herdplus account in the coming weeks.

Chris says the plan is that it will be rolled out in marts in early 2022 to be available for farmers purchasing cattle to see the CBV on mart boards.

The Teagasc Virtual Beef Conference takes place on Monday 6th & Wednesday 8th December at 8pm. It is free to tune in and you can register here in advance.

For more episodes and information visit the Beef Edge show page.

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