Grass to Gas: Strategies to mitigate GHG emissions from pasture-based sheep systems

The Grass to Gas project of which Teagasc and Sheep Ireland are involved, is an international research initiative to find new ways of feeding and breeding sheep to reduce their impact on the environment, by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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OviData – European Innovation Partnership project

OviData aims to increase sheep genetic gain in Ireland through scientific data capture and analysis. The unique element of this project is that the parentage of lambs will be assigned via genomics. All lambs will have a tissue sample collected at birth as part of their NSIS tag. This is a 5 year project with the first lambing season in 2019 and will be lead by a very experienced, multidisciplinary Operational Group. OviData was formally launched in September 2018. Click here for more information on this exciting project.

OVIGEN – Sheep genomics research project

OVIGEN aims to establish national genomic genetic evaluations for Ireland. This research project is a 4 year project and was launched in December 2015.

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SusSheP – Sustainable Sheep Production

The overall aim of SusSheP is to increase the sustainability and profitability of European Sheep Production by addressing key industry focused problems.

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SheepNet – Sharing Expertise and Experience towards sheep Productivity through NETworking

SheepNet is an EU Network, to increase sheep productivity and flock profitability by knowledge exchange!

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