OviData Project





Project Details

Geographical location (NUTS3) Ireland (not limited to one region)
Main Funding Source Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)
Project Duration 2018 – 2022
Total Budget €515,225

This EIP-AGRI 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).

OvIData Project – NRN Guest Blog

Eamon Wall, Project Manager of the OviData Project, wrote a guest blog for the NRN providing a comprehensive 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. You can read this blog here: https://www.nationalruralnetwork.ie/eip-agri-blog/ovidata-eip-agri-project-for-sheep-genetic-improvement/

This blog can also be found on page 26 of the NRN’s ‘Multi-Actor Perspectives: EIP-AGRI Guest Blogs – Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020’ booklet. Please see: https://bit.ly/3vW0qM2

OviData Project – Contact Details

OviData Project Manager: Eamon Wall

OviData Project Email: ewall@sheep.ie

OviData Project Website: https://www.sheep.ie/?page_id=3404

OviData Project Twitter: https://twitter.com/DataOvi