UK Charolais EBV data included in the ICBF evaluations for the first time

The inclusion of UK Charolais EBV data in the ICBF evaluations is a major development for pedigree Charolais breeders in Ireland who own UK bred animals, or who wish to use semen from UK Charolais sires. This breakthrough can only be seen as positive for the Charolais breed in Ireland, as there is a substantial influence of UK Charolais genetics in the breed here today. According to ICBF “they do not receive the actual data recorded from foreign countries, so they incorporate the EBVs after their domestic evaluations have taken place.”