Are your stock in spec?
In 2015, 45% of lambs and 48% of cattle failed to meet target specification for fat or carcase conformation. With processors focused on fulfilling customer requirements, animals that are not meeting specification are having a significant impact on producer profitability. Increasing the number of livestock meeting market requirements is a key objective in the AHDB Beef & Lamb strategy. The resources below will help producers meet target specification and deliver what consumers want, in order to optimise profitability and future-proof their farm enterprise ahead of Brexit.
A team of selection specialists has been recruited by AHDB Beef & Lamb as part of this work. Based across the country, the fully trained team is now available to give selection talks and demonstrations to beef and lamb producer and stakeholder groups.
The map below shows the location and the contact details for the team. If you are an individual looking for more information please contact your Knowledge Exchange team.
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BRP activity equips beef and sheep producers with the skills to improve their returns by selecting animals for specific market requirements and ensuring they meet target specification.
BRP selection for slaughter literature can be downloaded in pdf format below.