Mating Screens Launched
The Mating Screens have been launched this week which enables flock owners to record their flocks’ mating information. This is critical information in relation to our breeding programme as this is currently the only feasible way to identify the parentage of lambs.
We will be encouraging all breeders to input their mating information as soon as possible, while it is still fresh in their minds so that if any issues are identified they should be easier to solve at this time of year.
The mating screen can be found under the Management tab at the top of their Sheep Ireland profiles. There is also a Help button available to breeders on the top right which they can consult if they need any guidance on how to navigate the mating screens.
The first of the CPT flocks to be AI’d will be John Larges (Co. Tipperary) this Monday, followed by full schedule of AI over the following 7 days when over 2,300 ewes will be served. Most of the CPT rams have gone through their isolation period and are being trained to jump ewes this week in order to ensure that they will all be fit for supplying semen over the course of the next week.
Below are photographs of SPRINGBRIDGE VICTORY (IE045005901701D) bred by T. Whelan Co. Wexford, this was the first ram that was trained to jump in the CPT this year.
Ovigen Flock Visits
Once the CPT mating is complete we will be commencing OVIGEN flock visits once again. Any breeder available for a flock visit after the 22nd October can contact 023 88 20154 to make arrangements.