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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.
6:45pm Arrival, tea & coffee
7:00pm – Introduction – Amy Fawcett, AHDB Beef & Lamb
7:10pm – Bull selection for better returns – Max Tweedie, Beef & Lamb genetics, NZ
- Learnings from the beef progeny testing programme, New Zealand
- Setting breeding objectives
- Using genetic information in a commercial environment
9:00pm – Finish & supper
To book your FREE place ring the AHDB Beef & Lamb events Hub on 01904 771218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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*If you have any special dietary requirement please contact us as soon as possible. Booking is essential for catering purposes.