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Webinar - Breeding sheep to reduce methane emissions

Join Dr Nóirín McHugh from Teagasc as she talks about projects in Ireland that have set out to measure methane emissions in Irish sheep flocks. Together with Samuel Boon from AHDB they will discuss how selective breeding can be used to reduce methane emissions in the national flock and why genetic solutions are so important in enhancing this aspect of sheep production.

AHDB funded places at this years SBRT

AHDB are offering up to 10 fully funded places (worth over £320/person) to English Levy Payers for this year’s Sheep Breeders Round Table (SBRT) to be held on Friday 11 - Sunday 13 November at the Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport, Nottinghamshire.

Podcast - the role of CT scanning when making breeding decisions

In this episode of the Food & Farming podcast, our Signet Breeding Manager at AHDB, Samuel Boon, talks through the role of CT scanning when making breeding decisions, whilst Signet consultant Laura Eyles speaks to Kirsty McClean and John Gordon from SRUC to find out the how and the why.

RamCompare event at Saughland Farm, Midlothian - 15th September 2022

Innovative livestock enterprise, Saughland Farm, Midlothian, will host the RamCompare event which will involve a series of workshops covering everything from ram health to lamb grading, as well as disseminating some of the knowledge from the UK’s national progeny test, having completed its sixth year.

Book your space here- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ramcompare-saughland-tickets-396493240957

Shropshire Strategic Farm: Buying rams today for success tomorrow

New event coming up in Shropshire hosted by Strategic Farmer Neil Brown, looking at ways to select the right rams for your system.
New House Farm, Haytons Bent, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2BG
Tuesday 6 September, 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Book online

Sheep Breeders Round Table – Tickets on sale now

The Sheep Breeders Round Table is back as a face-to-face event to be held from Friday 11 - Sunday 13 November 2022 at the Radisson Blu Hotel at East Midlands Airport.

Tickets and accommodation are on sale now. Visit Sheep Breeders Round Table 2022 – AHDB .

Dupath Farm open day - 9th August

We are pleased to announce that our next RamCompare event is teaming up with AHDB Farm Excellence programme, hosted by Adrian Coombe, Dupath Farm, Callington in Cornwall.
We’ll be joined by Miranda Macinnes, Veterinary Surgeon at Calweton Veterinary Group; Matt Blyth, Independent Advisor from Blyth Livestock Advisory Services (BLAS); and Sam Boon, Signet Manager at AHDB.

Charollais Premier Sale July 2022 – Signet Performance Recorded ewes and Shearlings rams top the sale

Performance recorded ewes topped the female trade, a shearling ewe from the Cavick flock 21WVW01215 sold for 3800gns to the Ingram family. Other top prices in this section came from Signet recorded flocks, the Ingram family later sold a pair of shearling ewes for 1500gns 21ZNN37343 and 21ZNN37325, Onto the shearling ram trade, top price was achieved by the Ingram family, Logie ...

Dorset Centurion Sale at Exeter Livestock Centre

Friday 8th April saw the first ram sale of 2022 at Exeter Livestock Centre on behalf of the Centurion Group of Dorset Breeders.  An entry of 61 Signet recorded sheep, which sold to buyers from across the UK.

Recorded Sheep Shine Through at Dorset May Fair 2022

The Dorset May Fair continued to follow the positive start from the Dorset Centurion sale for performance recording breeders that took place at Exeter earlier in the month.