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Agri Business Analyst Sheep Ireland (Full Time)

Position Overview:

You will play a vital role in driving innovation, sustainability, and profitability in the sheep farming sector through data-driven analysis, strategic insights, and collaborative partnerships. Your role would involve analysing various aspects of sheep breeding to provide valuable insights and recommendations for improving productivity, efficiency, and profitability in sheep farming. By leveraging your analytical skills to support genetic improvement and performance optimisation you can contribute to the success and sustainability of Sheep Ireland’s efforts to enhance the genetic improvement and productivity of the Irish sheep farming industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Technical and Farm Management Software Support
  • Genetic Evaluation and LambPlus Programme Support
  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Reporting and Communication
  • Technology Integration and Adoption
  • Stakeholder Engagement

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Technical Competence – Excellent computer skills
  • Analytical – Ability to interpret data for valuable insights
  • Communication – Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Problem solving – Strong critical thinking, ability to identify challenges and opportunities
  • Project Management – Plan and execute projects in a timely manner with successful outcomes
  • Teamwork and Collaboration – Ability to work effectively as part of a team by collaborating with geneticists, researchers, software developers, and other stakeholders to achieve progress in sheep farming and genetic improvement
  • Continuous Learning Mindset – Willingness to stay updated through continuous learning, professional development, and participation in industry events, conferences, and training programs
  • Possess self-initiative and motivation with attention to detail
  • Previous experience working in a sheep-related industry will be an advantage


  • Hold a 3rd level degree in an Agriculture related discipline (or equivalent experience)
  • A Masters in Agricultural Science will be an advantage


  • Employees receive a competitive salary benefits package
  • Opportunities to travel both nationally and internationally
  • Working closely with national and international experts in the field of sheep genetics
  • Further training and support opportunities exist for those who wish to continue their education.

About us

Sheep Ireland manages the national sheep breed improvement program and aim to drive genetic improvement, enhance performance recording and support breeding program management to promote profitability and sustainability within the Irish sheep farming sector. Through these efforts, we want to empower sheep farmers, improve the quality and efficiency of sheep production systems, and contribute to the overall success and profitability for Irish sheep farmers. This is achieved through the collection and analysis of performance data, including traits such as growth rate, carcass quality, maternal ability, and disease resistance, to identify superior animals for breeding purposes. Sheep Ireland are world leaders in sheep genomic evaluations having one of the world’s largest sheep genotype databases and work closely with experts nationally and internationally in research and development. We work closely with breed societies, research institutions, and industry stakeholders to develop and implement effective breeding strategies. In this exciting era of cutting-edge genomic analysis, we use innovative technologies and advanced breeding techniques to facilitate the genetic improvement of Irish sheep breeds by providing tools, resources, and information to sheep farmers and breeders. Ultimately, we aim to support the long-term viability, resilience and success of the Irish sheep farming industry.

To further develop our impact on the Sheep Industry, we are looking for a person to join our team. This full-time position is based in our office in Ballincollig, Co. Cork.

How to Apply:

Please submit your CV and a cover letter via our online application process available on our website under ‘Careers’ (in the ‘About Us’ section).  Closing date is Friday 12th April 2024.

Contact Information:

For inquiries or further information please contact Sheep Ireland, Link Road, Ballincollig, Co. Cork.

Telephone: 023 882 0451

WhatsApp: 083 2063734

Email Address: [email protected]

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