The Sheep Ireland Industry meeting will take place on Monday April 29th and will begin at 11:30am.
This meeting follows on from previous industry meetings where Sheep Ireland presented the significant research work that was underway in Ireland. This research is part of an ongoing effort to improve the accuracy of the genetic evaluations for the benefit of Ireland’s national flock. Now Sheep Ireland will present the results of these studies, the impact they will have to the national sheep breed improvement programme and invite discussion from you and other key industry stakeholders. This meeting will cover; the outcomes of OviGen, genotyping, scrapie, parentage verification and future plans, new projects in sheep breeding and improvements to genetic evaluations (i.e. Inclusion of carcass data, Across-breed genetic evaluation).
The implementation of this research will affect all LambPlus flocks and this is a good forum for them to see the benefits and gain an understanding prior to the first live genetic evaluation in May.
There are some great speakers lined up to take any questions you may have including: Eamon Wall, Kevin McDermott, Thierry Pabiou, Donagh Berry, David Coen and Fiona McGovern.
All LambPlus breeders and industry bodies are invited to attend this meeting. This event is open to the general public also but unfortunately, due to space limitations we will be unable to accommodate everyone at this meeting. However breeders/general public that would like to attend are advised to contact Sheep Ireland directly to reserve a place – to do so, call 023 882 0451 or email email@example.com. Please note that attendance is by prior notification only.
Tea and coffee will be served at 11:00am with the meeting commencing at 11.30am. Meeting will close with light refreshments at 1:30pm.
The meeting will take place on the Tullamore Court Hotel, County Offaly (see directions here).