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Poster on Lamb Mortality

A new poster has been produced by Dr Jo Conington which explains about risk factors influencing lamb mortality.

This is important work bearing in mind:

  • Lamb survival is the key to more profitable sheep farming and good animal welfare.
  • Managing known risks to lamb survival can lead to reduced lamb mortality.
  • Breeding sheep with inherent ability to survive and withstand harsh rearing conditions leads to more robust farming system.

Read more here

About the author

Samuel Boon

Samuel Boon

I am the Manager of Signet Breeding Services, within the AHDB.

Enthusiast on all things genetics to do with sheep and cattle and currently also supporting Bridget Lloyd in running the @RamCompare progeny test with ~18,000 lambs/annum.

I am also involved with the:-

  • Relaunch of Terminal Sire Breeding Programmes (Sheep)
  • AHDB lead for the Welsh Sheep Breeding Project run by HCC - working with Innovis, HCC and Janet Roden
  • Database design and development for this website
  • National Sheep Breeds Survey
  • Development of Carcase Trait EBVs in Beef Cattle
  • Formerly involved with the delivery of the Welsh Sheep Strategy, Northern Upland Sheep Strategy, Suckler Cow Project, Highlands and Islands Sheep Strategy

I can be followed on Twitter @SamBoonBreeding