Sheep Breeding in Ireland – The next five years

Sheep Breeding in Ireland – The next five years

Sheep Breeding in Ireland – The next 5 years

This paper written by N. McHugh (Teagasc) and T. Pabiou (Sheep Ireland) was presented at the National Sheep Conferences in Athlone and Letterkenny on the 4th and 5th of February 2014 respectively.

Areas discussed in this document include:

  • Current state of play
  • The new breeding objectives and the emphasis places on each trait
  • Does the evaluations work?
  • Current limitations to the breed improvement programme
  • A Strategy to over come these limitations
  • Genomic selection

This is a must read document for both pedigree and commercial farmers interested in making genetics a key factor in increasing the profitability of their farm

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