Breeding

27 June 2022

Sexed dairy semen dominates as the preferred choice for breeding on dairy farms

7 June 2022

Find out how reducing the number of older sows in the herd and tightening up the parity profile has proved an important shift for a producer

6 June 2022

Find out how one producer has increased the number of piglets weaned by an average of 1.5 pigs per litter over the past four years.

6 June 2022

Find out how a strict policy to cull sows at parity five can lead to reduced waste and reduced costs without cutting standards or performance.

25 May 2022

A project to identify how sheep breeds are evolving to better cope with the challenges of climate change has been carried out as part of the joint AHDB and BBSRC Initiative: Enabling the agricultural transition to net-zero.

23 May 2022

Following two years of covid restrictions which led to 2021’s online format, the Sheep Breeders Round Table (SBRT) are delighted to be back delivering their popular in-person conference this November, and you’re invited!

10 May 2022

RamCompare’s year six results demonstrate how rams with key breeding traits can optimise flock profitability.

8 June 2022

One of the key objectives for Beef & Lamb Monitor Farmers, G Sordy & Sons, is to build farm resilience. To do this they are working to reduce costs, without compromising animal performance.

25 March 2022

Ewe breeding flocks have been involved in weight recording programmes for over 50 years. The reasons breeders were interested in flock recording back then are the same today. Breeders need an unbiased way to find those rams and ewes in the flock with the best genetic potential.

23 March 2022

In April £PLI, £SCI and £ACI will be updated to reflect increases in input costs and the price of milk.

28 April 2022

Johnes disease is a hidden disease of cattle which is ultimately fatal.

15 March 2022

Kerri is now halfway through her time with AHDB, find out what she's been getting up to over the last few weeks

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