Sheep Breeders Round Table online conference - session 4 (QMS)
Host: Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) Chairman: Bruce McConachie and Beth Alexander, QMS
Terminal sire breeding and new ways to sell stock
Session 1: Terminal sire breeding and the role of CT scanning
Selecting terminal sire traits in breeding sheep is no easy task. Computed Tomography (CT) scanning is one tool to help inform decisions. Scanning using CT is a more accurate method for identifying characteristics which cannot be measured by ultrasound and allows, among other things, better identification of the best animals in a flock for breeding. Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) runs a CT scanning service for sheep, and Nicola Lambe from SRUC will be joined by two breeders utilising this service to discuss how it is beneficial to their operation.
Session 2: Marketing of sheep during Covid and beyond
Covid-19 has forced us to adapt many elements of our day-to-day lives, and the 2020 tup sale season was one like no other, with many sales taking place online. QMS will be joined by two farmers who have adapted to on-farm marketing of sheep.
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