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The Results

The latest RamCompare results were released on 1st May 2024 via the Signet e-news newsletter and included links to recorded presentations from Sam Boon, Signet Breeding Services Manager, links to these video clips can be found below.

Our 2023 publication “Selecting recorded rams for Carcase Traits” can be accessed by clicking here and updated RamCompare Year 8 Results are available on home page which shows summaries based on the April 2024 evaluation.

With different breeds topping at least one of the RamCompare leader tables, the UK sheep industry shows extensive range and genetic variation and a wealth of opportunities.

Ultimately, decisions on commercial farms should reflect the profitability of each trait to the enterprise – and this varies with production system and end market. 

RamCompare clearly shows the benefit of EBV based ram selection to enhance those traits on which producers are paid.

For more information about this and the changes AHDB has made to its ram buying recommendations please feel free to read the Selecting recorded rams for Carcase traits publication and take time to watch these short videos and read the 2024 case studies which accompany these results.


Benefit from the use of superior genetics

A series of case studies have been written that not only show the impact of these decisions at farm level – but also the financial gain achieved through careful ram selection.

Buyers can access the RamCompare data online to see a ram’s genetic ranking for specific traits such as carcase attributes or growth rate. Signet recorded stock can be found at, which now provides lists of sheep for sale, as well as “Flock Finder” which indicates performance recorded flocks located nearby.