The deadline for entering lambs onto the Sheep Ireland database has now passed. Any lambs entered onto the system from Tuesday 1st May onwards will not receive €urostar evaluations this year. For breeders that may have missed the deadline for birth notifying their lambs via the Sheep Ireland website, we would encourage you to contact your relevant breed society to notify them as the webscreens for the following breeds are now shut down: Belclare, Beltex, Galway, Rouge, Texel and Vendeen.
CPT 40 Day Weights
This week we gathered our final 40 day weights from CPT lambs. Over 4,200 ewes and lambs were weighed, BCS, and Dag scored with any incidence of lameness and mastitis recorded also. All of this data was collected via our new Sheep Ireland App which has helped us make the process of collecting this huge amount of data more efficient.
Ewes and lambs just weighed this week on the farm of Brian Nichloson Co. Kilkenny.
Irish Grassland Association Conference and Farm Walk
The farm walk will take place on John Larges Farm in Gortnahoe Co. Tipperary on Tuesday May 22nd. John is one of four farmers currently involved in the CPT Programme, this will prove be a very informative event and Sheep Ireland will be in attendance, please see the agenda here and how you can book your place.