This project aims to genotype 50% of the ram lambs from the top 10 DQI flocks per breed with the aim of setting up an automatic process in 2017.

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Genetics in action

Some tweets from the National Sheep Conference 2016 where Dr. Noirin McHugh, Teagasc gave a great presentation on “Accelerating Sheep Genetic Improvement”. You can find the paper she presented on the night along with all the others at this link.

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Sheep Ireland Board Meeting January 28th 2016 As discussed at previous meetings with breed society representatives we will include a summary of all Sheep Ireland Board Meetings in this update. The latest Board Meeting took place yesterday and below are

LambPlus numbers by Year

LambPlus Participation 2016 The number of pedigree ram breeders that have signed up to the LambPlus recording programme for the 2016 season has once again increased albeit at a much slower rate than that witnessed in previous years. It is