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Hill ram genotyping and sales

David Coen from Sheep Ireland is on this week’s OviCast to talk about progress in breeding in the hill sector.

David discusses the impact hill genetics has on the national flock, SIS scheme and ram eligibility. We discuss the work by the 17 breeding groups over the past year to get rams genotyped and the impact this has had on developing flock books. Finally we finish up with David discussing how breeders can build on this going forwards to improve genetic improvement in hill flocks.

Some links discussed in this week’s episode to search for potential rams or to sign up to Sheep Ireland are:

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