On Thursday the 13th September, the board members of Sheep Ireland gathered in Portlaoise for the September board meeting.

Several topics were discussed as outlined below:

  • A detailed SWOT analysis was carried out by board members. A SWOT analysis is where the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats are identified in a company. This will be used to update the strategic plan that is currently in place and to ensure Sheep Ireland continues to move in the right direction.
  • Board members were given an update on the CPT ram selection and sheep breed society’s input in the selection process.
  • A new hill sheep recording strategy was discussed.
  • An update on the latest genetic evaluation and genomics.
  • The Sheep Ireland Elite €uroStar Multi-Breed Sale 2018 was discussed.