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Farm Event - Breeding for better carcases and the genomic opportunity

Friday, 24 May 2024, 11:00am - 3:30pm

Sandlands Farm, Frisby on the Wreake, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2NS

Join us to discuss how RamCompare, the UK's commercial progeny test, has developed carcase traits as well as the importance of the economic lamb value index.

Lunch will be provided – just bring a notepad and pen.

This event is being hosted by RamCompare, AHDB and the Charollais Sheep Society.  



  • Welcome from our farm host; Charles Sercombe
  • RamCompare – the commercial progeny test and the influence on carcase traits; Sam Boon (AHDB)
    • What we have learnt
    • How information is being used
  • Farm walk to view RamCompare progeny groups and sires
  • Lunch
  • Break-out sessions
    • Healthy rams
    • Ultrasound scanning demonstration
  • Genomics; Victoria Ashmore (AHDB)
    • What we have learnt
    • How this will change ram breeding
  • Q&A

Registration and refreshments will be available from 11am with presentations starting at 11:15am, lunch will be provided.

The event is free to attend, but please register to allow us to cater accordingly.

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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.