Weekly Update: 01/12/17

LambPlus Sign-Ups 2018

For any pedigree sheep breeders, the closing date for joining LambPlus for the 2018 season is today
(1st December). Sheep Ireland has communicated this date to all existing participants and some new
breeders via

  • Letters
  • Weekly updates (This publication)
  • Text messages
  • National press

The number of participants for the year ahead looks to be on par with last year’s numbers, but final numbers
will not be known until all LambPlus Sign-Ups are fully processed which will take some time.

An Opportunity to Highlight your Flock

  • Last year Sheep Ireland carried out several case studies on how accurately the €uro-Stars can predict the
    pregnancy scanning results in performance recording flocks, and the results were extremely encouraging and got a lot of attention on the Sheep Ireland website and social media. You can find these case studies here.

  • Breeders can currently record pregnancy scan results via their Sheep Ireland online account (see how to here). As this is an optional trait to record in 2017 Sheep Ireland is willing to help breeders with recording this trait as much as possible.Breeders can either telephone Sheep Ireland (023 8820451) and give the results over the telephone or send us a picture(Including ewe ID and number of embryos) via their smart phone to query@sheep.ie or record the information online themselves.
  • Your flock maybe highlighted on the Sheep Ireland website and elsewhere which will be good publicity for
    you and your flock. Before any results are published Sheep Ireland will seek the breeders permission to do
    so.

 

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