Eamon Dempsey, a Teagasc Advisor in County Kerry, has written an excellent piece in the Kerryman newspaper this week on ‘Understanding the sheep €urostar index’. In this informative article, Eamon explains the importance of physical checks along with analysis of €urostar index’s of rams prior to purchase, the importance of a breeding strategy when analysing €urostar index’s, He outlines the relevance of the Data Quality Index (DQI) in interpretating sales catalogues and more.
TRADITIONALLY if a ram was physically correct, the farmer was happy to make a purchase. Today, farmers are more confident in the purchase once they know what the euro-star rating of that ram is.
This article outlines the role that €urostar Index’s now have on purchasers decision making process when it comes to sourcing good quality rams for breeding. Performance recorded rams with €urostar index’s can be found on Ram Search where farmers can also check out breeders who are performance recording in their locally by using the Breeder Search function.