Neogen Support Creation of Charollais Genomic Archive
Recording Crossbred Sheep
Selling rams for breeding is all about genetics. In recent years, farmers have become more aware of the benefits of adapting breeds to meet the needs of their system. To help identify the best sheep to use for breeding, which will improve the following year’s lamb crop, Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) have been produced.
This article explains how the Harding family developed the Aberblack; a modern, hybrid terminal sire.
New Signet Publication
By performance recording with Signet breeders can add value to their sheep enterprise in two ways, increasing ram sales and enhancing flock productivity.
In an era where livestock producers use genetic information to make informed decisions, it is important not to be left behind. Signet data gives ram buyers the confidence to invest in the best.
Whether you sell from home, auction or online, clearly it pays to record. Why wait? Join Signet today and start unlocking the potential of your flock.
BSAS article - Implications and fall out from Brexit on Animal Science
Jason Simms sat down with BSAS Vice-President Kim Matthews to discuss the implications and fallout as a result of Brexit on the animal science sector and what the future holds going forward. To read more about the challenges and opportunities this provides click here This article was written by BSAS the British Society for Animal Science. For more information on BSAS head t ...
North York Moors Swaledale Project completed
In 2017, a group of 6 North Yorkshire Swaledale breeders, with the help of AHDB Beef & Lamb, Signet Breeding Services and Kate Phillips, set out to prove that existing technologies could be used in the hills and uplands to improve the performance of their flocks. This has included genetic evaluation and meat yield assessment. The project has demonstrated that performance r ...
Beef Clients Get Access to Carcase Trait EBVs
A new web link on an animal's breeding report, now means beef producers can go directly to the AHDB National Beef Evaluation and see a series of new breeding values. The breeding values were created as part of the Carcase Traits project, which pulls together data from BCMS, Breed Societies and abattoirs to generate EBVs for traits like Carcase Weight, Conformation and Days to Slaughter.
Rates of Genetic Gain Increasing
Genetic gain has markedly increased in the last 5 years according to a recent review of genetic progress within Signet’s sheep breeding programmes. Major improvement has been observed in each of the breed types recorded through Signet; namely the terminal sires, lowland maternal breeds and hill sheep.
Performance Recording during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
This article provides advice to breeders on recording their stock in the absence of ultrasound scanning data. New services have been developed to help breeders to supply data and promote livestock that are for sale
Update: 20th May 2020 - Scanning to resume for clients within 125 miles of a Signet Technician.
Finding beef data online
In the last 12 months our online reporting services for bull buyers and Signet performance recording beef herds have been completely updated.
Simple results, that are available to everyone include