Understanding ram breeding traits to suit your lamb production system and improve target market specification
1 August @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join AHDB for an event hosted by Mark Exelby at The Hutts Farm, Grewelthorpe, near Ripon, one of the nine commercial farms that are involved in RamCompare project.
Launched in 2015, RamCompare, the UK’s commercial progeny test, is testing performance recorded rams from terminal sire breeds. Results incorporate new estimated breeding values (EBVs), released in May, coincide with the recent relaunch of Signet’s recording services for Terminal Sire breeders.
Mark joined the project in 2017 and his second lamb crop from RamCompare rams were born at The Hutts Farm in April - May. This event will be an opportunity to see these lambs alongside their sires.
We will be discussing the recent developments within the project using Hutts farm to demonstrate the performance of RamCompare lambs in relation to individual sire EBVs for the well-known growth traits and newly developed carcase traits.
4.00pm - Arrival (refreshments provided)
4.15pm - Welcome and introductions (Sam Boon)
4.30pm - Ram performance & understanding their breeding values
4.45pm - Changes to Signet recording services
5.00pm - What is RamCompare? (Bridget Lloyd)
5.15pm – What have we learnt – Breeders and commercial producers
5.30pm - Farm walk – RamCompare working with Hutts Farm (Mark Exelby)
6.15pm - Summary including how to get involved
6.30pm - Refreshments & Questions
7.00pm – Finish
To register your FREE place ring the AHDB Events Hub on 01904 771212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the risk of zoonotic diseases we advise ladies who are pregnant not to attend the event, if attending at your own risk please notify the relevant AHDB personnel on arrival.
*If you have any special dietary requirements please contact us as soon as possible
In the event of adverse weather conditions close to the venue AHDB will contact you, at latest by the evening before, to cancel this event