The evolution of sheep breeds revealed in the latest Sheep Breed Survey results

Past Event

Monday, 16 August 2021

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join AHDB’s Signet Breeding Manager Sam Boon along with Dr Geoff Pollott from the Royal Veterinary College for a unique insight as to how our sheep industry has changed over the past 50 years.

The Sheep Breed Survey results describe the breed structure of the British sheep industry at mating in 2020 and are based on data derived from a postal questionnaire sent to the 38,000 wool producers registered with British Wool in England, Scotland and Wales. 

We will discuss how the sheep-breeding sector has changed over time and how producers have adopted several key technologies. The results help us to assess how the coming social, economic and political change of the next decade will influence our lowland and upland sheep sectors.

The webinar will cover:

  • The degree to which stratification influences the industry
  • The structure of the national ewe flock
  • Breeding policies in the lowland and hill sector
  • Current management practices

Please register now online or by contacting the events team. If you can’t make the webinar, please still register and we will email the recording to you afterwards to watch in your own time.



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