Make the most of selling your lamb – tips of the trade

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Tuesday, 17 October 2023

10:00am - 2:00pm

Kingsford Farm, Thornbury, Holsworthy, Devon

EX22 7BX

Join us on Kingsford Farm for a day of practical demonstrations and discussions focused on maximising the returns on your lambs.

Rob and Liz Priest joined our Farm Excellence project in 2021 as the latest Beef & Lamb Monitor Farm in the South West. One of their focus areas when joining the project was to increase the killing out percentages of their finished lambs.

As the lamb supply chain begins on farm and ends on the plate of the consumer, the way for sheep producers to maximise returns from their lamb crop is to produce and sell what their buyers want and are willing to pay the most money for.

While weight is obviously important, sending animals of the right conformation and fat score is just as vital. Frequent, careful handling of the lambs is essential to ensure each animal has reached its full potential and target specifications.

What you'll learn

  • The purpose and benefits of the Farm Excellence programme
  • How to hit specification by selecting lambs of the right conformation, fat score and weight
  • How to interrogate and therefore understand kill sheets
  • What are the preferences of processors, retailers and consumers when it comes to lamb


  • 10:00am Registration & refreshments
  • 10:30am Meeting starts
  • 12:30pm Lunch
  • 2:00pm Meeting ends

We’ll be joined by Steve Powdrill (AHDB Selection and Carcase Classification Specialist), Grace Randall (AHDB Retail and Consumer Insight Manager), Roger Heggadon (Procurement Manager from Dunbia Jasper’s) and an agriculture manager for Dunbia Group.

Don’t miss this interactive Monitor Farm event with a supply chain focus. We look forward to seeing you there.

RoSA points are available for this event.

Find out more about Kingsford Farm.