RamCompare - understanding ram breeding traits and improve target market specification: North Yorkshire

Past Event - booking closed

1 August 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Hutts Farm, Grewelthorpe, Ripon, North Yorkshire


Join AHDB for an event hosted by Mark Exelby at The Hutts Farm, Grewelthorpe, near Ripon, one of the nine commercial farms that are involved in RamCompare project. 

Mark joined the project in 2017 and his second lamb crop from RamCompare rams were born at The Hutts Farm in April - May. This event will be an opportunity to see these lambs alongside their sires.

Launched in 2015, RamCompare, the UK’s commercial progeny test, is testing performance recorded rams from terminal sire breeds. Results incorporate new estimated breeding values (EBVs), released in May, which coincide with the recent relaunch of Signet’s recording services for Terminal Sire breeders.

We will be discussing the recent developments within the project using Hutts farm to demonstrate the performance of RamCompare lambs in relation to individual sire EBVs for the well-known growth traits and newly developed carcase traits.


4:00pm - Arrival (refreshments provided)

4:15pm - Welcome and introductions - Sam Boon, AHDB Signet

4:30pm - Ram performance & understanding their breeding values

4:45pm - Changes to Signet recording services

5:00pm - What is RamCompare? – Bridget Lloyd, AHDB Signet

5:15pm – What have we learnt – Breeders and commercial producers 

5:30pm - Farm walk – RamCompare working with Hutts Farm - Mark Exelby, host farmer

6:15pm - Summary including how to get involved

6:30pm - Refreshments & questions

7:00pm – Finish

To book your place please email KE.events@ahdb.org.uk or call 01904 771218

*If you have any special dietary requirements please contact us as soon as possible

*Please bring clean and disinfectable footwear.

Due to the risk of zoonotic diseases we advise ladies who are pregnant not to attend the event, if attending at your own risk please notify the relevant AHDB personnel on arrival.  

In the event of adverse weather conditions close to the venue AHDB will contact you, at latest by the evening before, to cancel this event