This project aims to accelerate the rate of genetic gain in the Irish sheep industry through the application of innovative genomic technologies to commercial flock performance recording, and to increase the productivity and profitability of the sector for the benefit of all Irish sheep farmers and associated industries (e.g., processors, abattoirs).

Geographical location (NUTS3)Ireland (not limited to one region)
Main Funding SourceRural Development Programme 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)
Project Duration2018 – 2022
Total Budget€515,225

The EIP-AGRI Service Point Operational Group abstract for this project can be found here.

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