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Catch up now on the latest webinar: Breeding sheep to reduce methane emissions

Catch up now on the recent webinar where Laura Eyles, Signet Breeding Services was joined by Dr Nóirín McHugh from Teagasc as she talks about projects in Ireland that have set out to measure methane emissions in Irish sheep flocks. She will explain why this work is important and what impact it is expected to have. Hear 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.

British Cattle Breeders Club Conference

BCBC are pleased to announce the full programme for the 75th Anniversary conference is now available, and bookings are now being taken.  Take advantage of the Early Bird booking discounts and our Group Booking discounts, please see the programme for full details. The theme of the conference is ‘Challenging Traditions’ with a programme designed to challenge thinking and promote discussion around how the industry can compete in the global marketplace. The 2023 conference marks a return to the in-person format for will be held at Telford Hotel and Golf Resort, Shropshire, from Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25th January 2023.

The role of Computed Technology when making breeding decisions,

Utilising technology to make informed breeding decisions and identify animals with superior muscle across the carcase can increase carcase yield and the profitability of sheep enterprises. Laura Eyles, Senior Signet Breeding Specialist, explains how levy funded research and investment in the late 1990’s has allowed this world leading technology to be used within our sheep industry.

New Weight Recording Initiative for Lincoln Red Breeders

The Lincoln Red Cattle Society have recently announced their intention to provide all their members with free access to Signet’s services. As part of this new initiative with Signet, the Lincoln Red Cattle Society will fund the recording costs of any paid up Society member; effectively removing the financial barrier that may have previously limited smaller herds from engaging in weight recording.

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 .