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The meeting took place in the Killeshin Hotel in Portlaoise yesterday (Thursday 18th) with a wide range of industry representatives present (80 in total). There were update presentations by Teagasc, UCD and Sheep Ireland, followed by the main component of


The objective to this study was to quantify the genetic variation in foot lesion scores, fecal egg count (FEC) and dag score of lambs, and to examine the relationship between lamb health and performance. In this study over 20,000 lambs were recorded,

The flock of Mr. JH Jameson, Rockspring, Ferns Co. Wexford (1978)

We have recently come across an archive of old Department of Agriculture records pertaining to early sheep improvement initiatives in the late 1970’s. This archive contains some interesting photographs, one of which is included below. According to the note on