Genetic Evaluations are the core of Sheep Ireland’s objective as these allow farmers to compare rams from different farms based on their breeding potential and future profitability.

Sheep Ireland runs a genetic evaluation weekly during the peak season (April-October) when large amounts of performance records are being added to the database daily and breeding/culling decisions are being made.

Performance recording breeders can find the results of the genetic evaluations on their personal Sheep Ireland account. The genetic evaluation results for performance recorded pedigree males are also available on the Sheep Ireland Ram Search which can be found at