The Central Progeny test mating period is coming to an end for another year. By now all of the ewes will have gone in lamb (fingers crossed) and the rams will be very quite from now on. As proven successful last year, Sheep Ireland again used 3 different methods of mating the ewes, Laproscopic AI, Cervical AI and Natural mating (Mob mating and Single Sire mating).
Again, this year there were approximately 2000 ewes mated with 39 rams being used to mate the ewes. The was a multitude of breeds used this year including; Texel, Charollais, Suffolk to name just a few. This will mean that there will be lots of data collected and a huge amount of different bloodlines in 2022. All the mating data was recorded using the LambPlus App. We are extremely happy with how our program has gone this year which is in no doubt down to the hard work and dedication of the Sheep Ireland technicians, AI technicians from ProStar Genetics and AB Europe, and the CPT farmers and of course to the breeders who applied to have their rams be part of such a program. A sincere thank you to all involved.
Roll on Lambing 2022!!