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WATCH: Record ewe mature weights using the App! Why are these important for genetic evaluations?

Using the LambPlus App is the simplest way of recording ewes mature weights, simply go to ‘Weighing’ in your App and record your ewe mature weights as they are being drafted through the race when recording your lambs weights – the ideal time to record ewe mature weight is when taking 100 day weights from lambs. Ewe mature weights contribute to maternal production and efficiency traits and also contributes to the accuracy of the replacement index in genetic evaluations.

Dr Alan Bohan of Teagasc explains the importance of recording lamb weights and ewe mature weights in the video below. Recording these important phenotype’s are vital for genetic evaluations to be accurately ran on animals participating in the LambPlus Program. All LambPlus breeder got a wallchart like the one below when they joined LambPlus, this wallchart is very useful and breeders are encouraged to hang these up in their shed for ease of recording and to serve as reminders of important recording deadlines.

Click here to find out when the the ideal time to weight you lambs