Sheep Ireland hosted an industry meeting on Thursday, April 29th at 1 pm. This one-hour online meeting covered some of the primary outcomes of research that has been undertaken in the last year and what impact it will have on the national evaluations.
This research is part of an ongoing effort to improve the accuracy of the genetic evaluations to benefit Ireland’s national flock. We will present the results of these studies, the impact they have on the national sheep breed improvement programme and invite questions from you and other key industry stakeholders.
Speakers and Presentations
- [8 min] Thierry Pabiou: Introducing a genomic in-breeding service, including a new trait for barrenness and updating Daughters Milk
- [22:30 min] Noirin McHugh: Using carcass data to predict Days to Slaughter more effectively
- [40 min] Alan Bohan: High index sheep producing less GHG per kilogram of Carcass
This new research impacts all LambPlus flocks and the wider sheep industry. This will be a good forum for you to see the benefits of breeding values and better understand them ahead of the sale season.