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.
Breed Survey Results - 16th August
Join AHDB’s Signet Breeding Manager Sam Boon along with Dr Geoff Pollott from the Royal Veterinary College on Monday 16 August 2021 for a unique insight as to how our sheep industry has changed over the past 50 years. The Sheep Breed Survey results describe the breed structure of the British sheep industry at mating in 2020 and are based on data derived from a postal questionnaire sent to the 38,000 wool producers registered with British Wool in England, Scotland and Wales.
RamCompare results 2021
Join us at 7pm on Thursday 20th May to hear the latest results from RamCompare and our plans for the future
To sign up head to the AHDB website https://ahdb.org.uk/events/ramcompare-five-year-results
Breeding for Health and Welfare Traits
Samuel Boon from Signet recently spoke at the SHAWG conference on genetic aspects to consider when breeding for health and welfare traits. The content can be found here, with Sam speaking at around 35 minutes in. Further videos and webinars are available at here ...
Join AHDB and Samuel Boon and Bridget Lloyd for a webinar to reveal the latest RamCompare project results.
The webinar will:
- Explain how the EBV’s currently available to ram buyers can influence the carcase attributes of their progeny
- Demonstrate the financial value of genetic improvement through a series of case studies
- Launch the latest RamCompare results, which lists the leading sires for each trait
- Show ram buyers how they can select and source recorded rams
RamCompare - The Countdown has started...
Genetics of lamb survival - Webinar 27th March 2020
Dr Forbes Brien is an Associate Professor with the University of Adelaide and an expert on the genetic influences on lamb survival, as well as research for the Australian wool industry on breech strike. He has also spent several years studying the impact of selection for growth and carcase traits upon the fatness of ewes and the resulting impact on their reproductive performance.
A Webinar will take place at 10am on Friday, 27th March to cover these topics.
Click here to book onto the Webinar