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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.

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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
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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.

Genomics of sheep resilience to climate change

Different animals are known to react differently to changing climatic and weather conditions, and part of these differences may be genetic. Therefore, breeding for enhanced animal resilience to climate change has been proposed as a possible mitigation strategy. 

The aim of the present project was to examine the genomic profile of climate resilience in sheep, with a focus on identifying the desirable genetic profile of animals whose performance and growth do not change because of changing weather. 

Sheep Breeders Round Table returns for a face-to-face conference

Following two years of covid restrictions which led to 2021’s online format, the Sheep Breeders Round Table (SBRT) are delighted to be back delivering their popular in-person conference this November, and you’re invited!

This year’s theme will be ‘UK sheep genetics delivering for the nation’ and the event takes place from Friday 11 - Sunday 13 November 2022 at the Radisson Blu Hotel at East Midlands Airport.