Sheep Breeders Round Table online conference - session 1 (AHDB)
Back to basics: A practical guide on why and how to use EBVs within your commercial flock
Host: AHDB Chairman: Emma Steele and Leah Shanks, AHDB
Participate in a back-to-basics discussion on why estimated breeding values (EBVs) are relevant to every commercial sheep breeding business. Dewi Jones, Innovis, will shed light on how sheep end up with figures (EBVs) and how to interpret them. Dewi will be accompanied by two commercial sheep farmers, one with a terminal sire focus and one with a maternal breeding focus, both who use EBVs in their businesses. Together they will explain the benefits they see on-farm and give a really practical guide on how they incorporate recorded genetics into their flocks. This will be an interactive session with opportunity to put questions to the panel. Confused by EBVs? Don’t know where to start? Don’t know what they mean? Think they are only relevant for pedigree breeders? Then this is a session for you!
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