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Breed Survey Results - 16th August

Join AHDB’s Signet Breeding Manager Sam Boon along with Dr Geoff Pollott from the Royal Veterinary College on 16th August 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. 

We will discuss how the sheep-breeding sector has changed over time and how producers have adopted several key technologies. The results help us to assess how the coming social, economic and political change of the next decade will influence our lowland and upland sheep sectors.

The webinar will cover:

  • The degree to which stratification influences the industry
  • The structure of the national ewe flock
  • Breeding policies in the lowland and hill sector
  • Current management practices

Please register now online - webinar starts at 7pm 

If you can’t make the webinar, please still register and we will email the recording to you afterwards to watch in your own time.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.

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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