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North York Moors Swaledale Breeders – York
August 22, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pmFree
The North York Moors Swaledale Breeders are a group of farmers who are looking to improve the carcase traits of their Swaledale sheep flocks, develop a template for Swaledale/hill sheep performance recording and improving their hill lamb finishing systems. The group have secured EIP AGRI funding through the: European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development/Defra and with the support of AHDB Beef & Lamb, have set up what is known as an Operational Group. The event will be a chance to hear about the project, hear how performance recording works and see the initial results of the genetic evaluations on the 2017 lamb crop.
12.30 Registration and light lunch
13.00 Welcome – Steve Dunkley, AHDB Beef & Lamb
Introduction to the Swaledale Breeders project – Steve Dunkley
EBVs and how to use them and results so far from 2017 lamb crop – Steve West AHDB Beef & Lamb
Health considerations for sheep breeding and lamb finishing work – Kate Philips, Independent Sheep Consultant
View top 10% lambs and demonstration of ultrasound scanning – Steve West