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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.

Autumn sales continue to see Signet performance recorded sheep top the trade

Performance recorded sheep continue to achieve top prices at recent sales across the country.

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.

RamCompare update October 2022

We have had a busy summer collecting data from our nine commercial farms involved with RamCompare this season and it has been fun getting to know how our new farms operate as we have worked alongside them collecting 8-week weight and 12-week weight /ultrasound scanning data from their lambs. This season we are collecting data from over 5,600 lambs, from around 95 different sires. Mating plans have been confirmed and many rams now through the quarantine and being put out with ewes.  

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 .