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Better Beef Breeding: increasing profitability through genetics

24 January @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday 24 January 2019 - The Inn at Brough, Main St, Brough, Westmorland, Cumbria, CA17 4AX

Whether breeding beef cattle for the commercial market or replacement females for the suckler herd, the quality and genetics of the sire you choose will have a huge impact on your herd for years to come. But are we making the best use of the breeding tools available to us compared to our global competitors? Join AHDB Beef & Lamb along with guest speaker, Max Tweedie from Beef & Lamb Genetics New Zealand, to learn more about the impact of using Estimated Breeding Values on commercial farms, how to choose a bull that suits your system and practical ways to accelerate the genetics of your herd.

Programme*

6:45pm  Arrival, tea & coffee

7:00pm IntroductionAmy Fawcett, AHDB Beef & Lamb

7:10pmBull selection for better returnsMax Tweedie, Beef & Lamb genetics, NZ

  • Learnings from the beef progeny testing programme, New Zealand
  • Setting breeding objectives
  • Using genetic information in a commercial environment

9:00pmFinish & supper

 To book your FREE place ring the AHDB Beef & Lamb events Hub on 01904 771218 or email ke.events@ahdb.org.uk

*details correct at time of publication
*If you have any special dietary requirement please contact us as soon as possible. Booking is essential for catering purposes.

Details

Date:
24 January
Time:
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Organiser

AHDB
Phone:
01904 771218
Email:
ke.events@ahdb.org.uk
Website:
www.ahdb.org.uk

Venue

The Inn
Main Street
Brough, CA17 4AX
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