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What is Challenge Sheep? Nottinghamshire
November 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Challenge Sheep aims to understand how the management of replacement ewes during their first breeding impacts lifetime productivity. The project will track over 9,000 replacements entering twelve flocks this tupping season with a similar number being tracked on the same farms from tupping 2017.
Richard runs 500 mule ewes, 140 Llyen cross mule shearlings, 140 Llyen cross mule ewe lambs and 80 Aberfield ewe lambs. Richard has joined the Challenge Sheep project so he can get more out of the data he currently collects and hopes the project will aid him in making decisions based on the information he receives. The farm also has a pig unit. Richard wants to start pushing the sheep side of the business to build it to the same level as the pig enterprise.
11:00am – Registration and tea and coffee
11: 30am – Welcome
11:35am – An introduction to Challenge Sheep – Hayley King, AHDB
11:45am – Introduction to the farm – Richard Baugh, project farmer
12:00pm – Farm walk – focus on replacements and handling system
1:00pm – Lunch
1:45pm – What are the gaps in our knowledge of replacement management? – Nerys Wright, AHDB
2:00pm – Defining the questions to be answered by Challenge Sheep – Nerys Wright, AHDB
2:45pm – Summary and final questions
3:00pm – Close
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