Breeding for better carcases and the genomic opportunity

Past Event - booking closed

Friday, 24 May 2024

11:00am - 3:30pm

Sandlands Farm, Frisby on the Wreake, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

LE14 2NS

At this event, we will introduce the value of genomics (the study of genes) and explain how important it is for future ram breeding decisions. We will help you to understand how to use performance traits to benefit your pedigree flock or your commercial lamb enterprise.

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.

This event qualifies for RoSA points.

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If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.


T 0788 765 0355