This time last year Sheep Ireland technicians braved Storm Opheila to carry out AI on CPT flocks. This year’s weather proved to be better, making CPT farms more accessible for AI. To-date there has been 1500 ewes AI’d across 3 CPT flocks with 1 flock left to AI – Brian Nicholson’s in County Kilkenny. There is two days of AI planed for Brian’s flock, the first is tomorrow with the final day of AI on Wednesday 24th October. Overall, Sheep Ireland are happy with the progress of AI so far with most rams producing good quality semen. At the moment, rams are still being held in Lyons Estate in UCD, County Dublin. Once AI reaches completion on Friday, all rams will be returned to their breeders.
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