Sheep Ireland has used data from the CPT to analyse the performance of sheep in a commercial setting and to validate the €urostar’s. The results of this research are highlighted in the table below. Lambs bred from 5 star rams outperform lambs from 1 star rams in critical production traits.
Although the difference seen in each trait are small, when combined they make a significant difference in the overall flock productivity and profitability.
The Irish Farmers Journal have written an insightful piece and delve deeper into the logistics of the differences seen in the table above. It is well worth the read with a cup of tea!