The AHDB Beef & Lamb Better Returns Programme (BRP) encourages English beef and sheep producers to evaluate their businesses to identify where improvements can be made in terms of cost reduction, environmental impact and animal performance.

BRP skills and knowledge transfer work is carried out through a programme of direct communication with livestock producers combined with practical, free events across England, backed up by a range of informative literature and other resources.

The programme is funded mainly by AHDB Beef & Lamb and backed by industry wide beef and sheep steering groups.

The programme focuses on the following key areas:

Better Returns Programme contacts

For general BRP enquiries email BRP or call 024 7647 8834 .

If you would like to speak to a selection specialist in your area, please find your regional contact .

For enquiries about BRP events email the events team or call 01904 771212. You can also view the events calendar for details of current activities.

Please note that material posted on this site after 10 June 2015 will be branded as AHDB Beef & Lamb. Existing digital material will continue to remain available under the EBLEX brand.

Recruitment for progressive beef and sheep farmers

Recruitment has started for the next two groups of forward-thinking English beef and lamb farmers to be part of AHDB Beef & Lamb’s progressive groups.

Beef progressive group application form

Sheep progressive group application form

The closing date for applications is 31 December 2018 with the first meeting in June 2019.