An article by Eamon Wall, OviData EIP-AGRI project leader and former lead of Ireland’s sheep breed improvement programme run by Sheep Ireland, in a recent edition of the Irish Organic Association’s Organic Matters magazine, provides us with an overview of the OviData project’s role in helping to propel the Irish commercial sheep breeding to the next level and its progress to date.

Eamon also details his thoughts and opinions on the importance of genetic improvement in increasing efficiency and profitability on sheep farms through performance recording by using the best sheep genetics available.

You can view/download this article here.

An EIP-AGRI Blog on this topic by Eamon can also be found on page 26-27 of the NRN’s new ‘Multi-Actor Perspectives: EIP-AGRI Guest Blogs – Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020’. Please see: