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Farm Event - Ram selection to maximise lamb growth rates from forage

Thistleyhaugh Farm, Longhorsley, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 8RG

Tuesday 08 August 2023, 3:00pm – 6:00pm

As RamCompare, the industry’s commercial progeny test for terminal sires enters its eighth season, it enters an exciting phase with the latest breeding values for abattoir traits now available online. Join us at Thistleyhaugh, one of our RamCompare trial farms, along with Harry Sordy from our North East Beef and Lamb Monitor Farm to hear how this new genetic information can be used to find the most profitable sires as we debate the importance to carcase quality relative to speed of finishing, on a farm that strives to optimise lamb growth rates from forage.

Attendees will be able to take part in a simulated ram sale and hear how the lessons learnt from progeny testing terminal sires can be applied to maternal breeds.

We will be joined by Emily Grant, from Forrit Consultancy, who will explain how to make the most of the lambs genetic potential by finishing lambs off red clover. She will discuss establishment, management and transition of stock.

A light supper and refreshments will be served so please advise us of any special dietary requirements.

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We look forward to welcoming you to the event. You can register for your free place by booking online emailing [email protected] or calling 01904 771218. Attendees must be over 16 years of age.


About the author

Laura Eyles

Laura Eyles

Laura has joined the Signet team as a breeding specialist, she comes from an agricultural background having grown up on a sheep farm in Cornwall, where they keep commercial ewes and run a small flock of pedigree Charollais sheep.

Laura has a strong interest in animal breeding and genetics having studied Animal Science (BSc Hons) at Harper Adams University. During her time at Harper, she spent an industrial placement in Cumbria working for a sheep breeding company and some of our clients may recognise her from this role. Since graduating she has worked for a large cattle breeding company before joining us at Signet to lead on a number of Signet’s sheep breeding projects.