Reminder LambPlus Deadline
The deadline for entering lambing information onto the system is Monday April 30th, after this date any lambs entered will not receive genetic evaluations in 2018 but will receive them in 2019. We will facilitate breeders that have late lambs born after this date but we would ask you to notify us prior to the deadline.
Sheep Ireland Industry Meeting
Took place in Teagasc Athenry on Wednesday 18th April. The meeting was very well attended and included a mix of industry bodies, commercial farmers and pedigree breeders too. There was great discussion from the floor and it’s great to see the positivity regarding the future of the national sheep improvement programme. The presentation from the day can be found here. The main points on the agenda were changes to the genetic evaluation model, research done on Genomics to date, next steps for Genomics and index validation.