During the past year, many Hill breed Groups have been working together with Sheep Ireland, planning actions to support the farmer’s requirements for the Sheep Improvement Scheme (SIS) to purchase a DNA sire-verified ram.
Sheep Ireland has identified 17 hill groups, and we are actively working with these to start genotyping stock rams in preparation for the SIS requirements for this sale season.
Several meetings will take place in the following weeks, organized by Sheep Ireland and the hill groups. These will be communicated to breeders via their group representative.
Last week, the first regional meeting organized by 7 Hill groups took place in Ballybofey, Co. Donegal. It was an excellent opportunity to discuss the benefits of the new SIS with breeders. A discussion on what the members of the groups need to do in order to be in a position to supply SIS-eligible rams to their customers was had.
If you want to join or contact any Hill Group, you can find a representatives details below:
|Donegal Wicklow Cheviot Sheep Society||[email protected]||Shane||McHugh||353879512411|
|Mayo Connemara Blackface Sheep Breeders Association||[email protected]||Ronan||Grealish||353860517142|
|Connemara Mayo Blackface Sheep Breeders Association||[email protected]||Brendan||Joyce||353872226737|
|Waterford Blackface Sheep Breeders Association||[email protected]||Patrick||Whyte||353876255141|
|Kerry Blackface Breeders Association (Dingle)||[email protected]||Denis||Galvin||353866095081|
|Cheviot (Wicklow Mountain Sheep breeders Society)||[email protected]||Anne Marie||Whittle||353876161591|
|Brockagh Swaledale Mayo Blackface Sheep Breeders Association||[email protected]||Tricia||McCloskey||353868832939|
|Brockagh Perth blackfaced SheepBreeders Association||[email protected]||Orla||Mcdaid||353863670695|
|Tirchonaill Blackface Group||[email protected]||Mary||Doherty||353834085071|
|Sub-A district South of Ireland Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association||[email protected]||Aaron||Boyle||353876151825|
|Donegal Blackface Sheep Breeders’ Association||Philip||Faulkner||074-9382786|
|Kerry Blackface sheep Breeders Association||[email protected]||Alan||O’Driscoll||353879198914|
|West of Ireland Lanark Sheep Breeders||[email protected]||John||Mornahan||353863994418|
|Cooley Sheep Breeders Association||[email protected]||John||Wehrly||353868122485|
|Munster Blackface (Ram Lamb) Association||[email protected]||Tim||Harrington||353861722397|
|Sliabh Liag Longwool Perth Association (Donegal)||[email protected]||Terrence||Maguire||353876952170|