This week Sheep Ireland is launching a revamp of its online services.

“This is the first step in a major overhaul of the  Sheep Ireland online service currently being provided to performance-recording breeders and breed societies,” it said.

In addition all its data recording screens are undergoing a redevelopment, which it said will result in a superior, more user-friendly service for everyone using

“We will keep all users up to date with changes in this area through this update and any other correspondence circulated during the spring,” it added.

Sheep Ireland was formed in 2008. Its LambPlus membership reached its highest level this January where there are now more performance recording ram breeders in Ireland than ever before. In total across all the performance breeds, there are some 500 LambPlus flocks signed up.

Meanwhile Sheep Ireland also noted a large amount of lambing data being entered on its system by breeders over the past number of weeks.

“There will be strict deadlines for the submission of this data in 2014 and it is very encouraging to see so many  breeders keeping on top of their recording. There is no doubt the easiest way to enter lambing data on the Sheep Ireland system, is to do so in a timely fashion when the information is still relatively fresh in the mind. This also ensures that the information is as accurate as possible,” it added.