I am pleased to announce that Gareth’s Grassland Advisory Service Ltd, has teamed up with the National Cattle Breeding Centre (NCBC) from Ireland to form Ireland Genetics UK.

Ireland Genetics UK has the sole rights to market all the top quality high Economic Breeding Index (EBI) bulls from NCBC in the UK. NCBC bulls dominate the EBI index which is testament to the extensive breeding programme that they have undertaken over the past few years, the large amount of money that they have invested in research and development, and their close working relationship with the Teagasc Moorepark research facility and the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation.

The EBI index is aimed at producing highly fertile, long lasting cows which are not too big and produce good quantities of high quality milk. This is highlighted by the weightings within the index with fertility accounting for 35% of the index and production 33%.

We can now offer UK dairy farmers an extensive choice of top EBI bulls that will meet the requirements of most UK systems. We have both daughter proven and genomic bulls and we can offer Holstein bulls, British Friesian bulls, HOxFR bulls, Crossbred bulls, Jersey bulls and Beef bulls. All of the beef bulls offered have a full calving survey on dairy cows.

For more information about our exciting partnership, to request a catalogue or to arrange an appointment please send me an e-mail at and I will be in touch ASAP.