Weekly Update: 22/12/17

Happy Christmas to all readers of this Sheep Ireland Update. We would like to thank all
LambPlus members, sheep breed societies, commercial sheep farmers and all industry
stakeholders for their continued support. A lot of progress has been made in 2017 and we
will aim to continue this in 2018.

LambPlus Flock Notebook

This week, we circulated Flock Notebooks to all breeders that have signed up to LambPlus for 2018. Slight
changes have been made to the notebook for this year. New traits to record have been included in the
notebook, namely, Lamb Vigour, Mothering-Ability and Ewe Milk. In addition to these traits, there is also
space available in the notebook to record Mating and Pregnancy records. Adequate space is also provided
in the notebook to record weights throughout the year and space to do a Health Check around mating time.
The Flock Notebook is a very useful tool where you can record all the information that is required for your
flock for the year.

Case Study – Shaun and Seamus Gahan,Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny

Last Year we published a number of Case Study’s based on pregnancy scanning results. We have decided to look at a few of these again this year. We plan to start with Shaun and Seamus Gahan of the Barrowlands Flock. The results are extremely encouraging. Click here for a full summary.


Sheep Ireland has a vacancy in our team for a Technical Support position. We are currently at our highest
ever level of industry participation and entering a new and exciting era of genomics and mobile App recording.
This would be a fantastic opportunity for someone to gain and improve upon a broad range of skills and be
part of an ambitious, hard-working team. For more information on the position please see the careers page
on our website. Closing date is Wednesday 18th January 2018.

We would like to thank everybody again for their contribution during the year and we look forward to another very productive year in 2018.
We close for Christmas on Friday 22rd December and return on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.