All Central Progeny Test flocks have now started their lambing. All ewes lambing down have their lambing difficulty recorded as well as their milk ability and mothering ability. Special care and attention is taken when recording fosters and pets and all lambs are accounted for, using pen boards helps with this, eliminating data recording errors as much as possible. Lamb vigour, weight, sex, DOB as well as the sire and dam are being recorded on all lambs born. All this data is being inputted through Sheep Ireland’s LambPlus App which has significantly eased the burden of recording during this very intensive compact lambing period. This App is available to download by all LambPlus members and is highly recommended to use during the busy lambing season (Click here to watch a video on how to record lambing events using the App).
Follow Sheep Ireland on Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter
Add Sheep Ireland on Snapchat as well as Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with what Sheep Ireland are up to especially over this busy CPT lambing period. You’ll be able to see first-hand the high intensity CPT lambing period and how we manage to record all of the data.
Have a look below at some of the activities taking place so far from CPT Farms lambing 2019:
In the video below approximately 40 pens are currently being set up today (Friday 8th March) on Moloney’s farm in Edenderry, Co. Offaly.
See below ewe IE043792616376 lambed down this morning in Moloney’s farm with a very impressive set of quads that reached a combined birth weight of 18.4 kgs. This ewe is bred from KELLS ALL-STAR, a ram who was bred by Eamon Duffy and is now owned Niall Finnegan. The lambs recorded sire is a UK Charollais ram DRUMSALLAGH NEVIN.
Another video below shows a twin lamb born in John Larges farm earlier this week. It was given a high score for lamb vigour as it was showing its eagerness to get up and suck. The ewe IE044267019088H was bred by Texel ram SPRINGBRIDGE VICTORY (bred by Thomas Whelan). She was mated with ram ANNAKISHA ANTHONY (bred by Arthur & Patrick O’ Keeffe, now owned by Aidan & David Craig).
Want to know what our CPT Project is all about?
See a short video here of Sheep Ireland’s Sean Godfrey explaining about what is involved!