Premier Sale prepartions
This week Sheep Ireland has recieved alot of queries from breeders in relation to upcoming premier sales and evaluation data for sale catalogues. Each year there is always a major rush to getting Ultrasound Muscle and Backfat scanning completed for all breeders attending premier sales.
In recent weeks we have prioritised the scanning of breeds and flocks that will be attending these important sales. Each breed society puts a huge effort into the sales catalogues for these sales and these catalogues need to be prepared well in advance of the sale itself to allow for printing and circulation. This makes life difficult from a genetic evaluation point of view – firstly we have to ensure that all necessary flocks are Ultrasound scanned, this data must then be submitted into the weekly evaluation which runs over the weekend ready for uploading each Monday.
As of today (Friday July 3rd) all ultrasound scanning data collected by our technicians has been loaded to the database and is included in our weekend evaluation. All going well this evaluation will be uploaded to each breeders €uroStar profiles on Monday at which point the evaluation data will also be available for breed societies to download for sale catalogues where required.
Sheep Ireland Multibreed ram sale reminder
Tullamore mart will once again be the venue for the Sheep Ireland Multibreed ram sale. The sale will take place on Saturday 22nd August. Entry criteria and entry forms will be circulated to breeders in the coming weeks. Ultrasound scanning is again one of the main criteria.
Upcoming Premier Sales
- Vendeen – Wed 15th July – Roscommon Mart. Visit www.vendeensheep.ie for details.
- Charollais – Sat 25th July – Tullow Mart. Visit www.irishcharollaissheep.net for details.
- Belclare – Tues 4th August – Kilkenny Mart. Visit www.belclaresheep.org for details.
- Suffolk – Sat 8th August – Roscrea Mart. Visit www.suffolksheep.org for details.
- Texel – Sat 15th August – Blessington Mart. Visit www.irishtexel.com for details.
- Lleyn – Sat 5th September – Roscommon Mart. Visit www.lleynsheep.ie for details.
Other breed Premier sales will be listed here over the coming weeks.