Contents tagged with Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs)

6 February 2024

We estimate that in 2023, over half of the prime beef animals finished in the UK had a dairy dam. This means that breeding decisions made by dairy farmers are having a huge impact on the beef industry.

20 October 2021

Buying a ram for maternal traits webinar

20 September 2021

There are just seven-weeks to go until the 2021 Sheep Breeders Round Table (SBRT), online event takes place this year between Monday 15 and Friday 19 November.

20 May 2021

The fifth-year results from the RamCompare project reveal how rams with key breeding traits can drive productivity and optimise flock profitability.

16 April 2021

As the second phase of RamCompare comes to a close, we reflect on the culmination of data collection and research over the past five years to identify what we can learn from the results.

13 May 2020

Fourth-year results of the RamCompare project reveal how sires with key breeding traits can drive productivity and optimal new sire purchases.

25 January 2019

You could be missing out on EBVs linked to carcase traits that you get paid for

16 April 2024

Commercial producers are increasingly taking a more informed approach to breeding and seeing the benefits of looking deeper into an animal’s background before purchase, using data to make informed purchasing decisions rather than buying on looks alone. This manual provides an insight on how to use Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) when looking to purchase a ram.

16 February 2021

Replacement heifers contribute to the new genetic make-up, cost structure and productivity of the suckler herd. This manual provides advice on sourcing, selecting and managing replacement heifers so they can become productive members of the breeding herd