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Contents tagged with breeding

2 June 2020

Join AHDB Beef & Lamb for a live chat with independent sheep consultant, Kate Phillips, and North York Moors Swaledale breeders, Tim Dunn and Barry Wheldon. In 2017, a group of Swaledale breeders from the North York Moors set out to improve the growth, conformation and overall productivity of their hill wether lambs by looking at the breeding, health and finishing of these lambs

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.

4 March 2020

This manual aims to help you understand the issues that could improve your breeding ewes, and the overall financial performance of your sheep system.

4 March 2020

Over the last 20 years, more than 10,000 lambs have been scanned using Computed Tomography (CT).

4 March 2020

Celebrating ten years of support for genetic improvement from the Better Returns Programme

4 March 2020

With so much effort going into producing high quality breeding stock, it is a pity not to maximise returns by poor or non-existent marketing. I hope this publication will help breeders reap the true value of their livestock when they are sold.

4 March 2020

How recording benefits pedigree breeders

4 March 2020

Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) are now available to beef producers for carcase traits derived from abattoir data.

4 March 2020

Bull selection is one of the most important management decisions for both commercial producers and pedigree breeders, as a bull’s genetics will guide the direction and performance of a herd for years to come.

2 March 2020

Selecting the sire with the right genetics could increase the profitability of a 50 cow suckler herd by £1500 to £2000 per annum

6 March 2020

A guide to the tools that can improve genetics in your herd as well as identifying and prioritising the key breeding measures.

10 February 2020

Our new study examines how fertility is associated with a range of traits