Sheep Breeders Round Table Online Conference 2021- 15th – 19th November 2021
Tuesday 16 November 2021, 07:00pm - 09:00pm
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Sheep Breeders Round Table Conference, in association with AHDB, HCC, QMS, Agrisearch and NSA.

Tuesday 16th November 19.00 – 21.00

 

Host: Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC)

 

Chairman: John Richards and Nia Davies, HCC

 

Session 1: Hill Ram Scheme – Adding value to the hill flock

The Hill Ram Scheme brings the latest technology to hill flocks in Wales with the aim of strengthening the Welsh sheep sector through long-term genetic improvement. This is achieved by utilising DNA parentage technology to understand their flock’s genetic performance – allowing farmers to improve their flocks and meet market requirements with little to no change to their extensive systems and also creating a critical mass of performance-recorded hill flocks within Wales’ stratified sheep system.

 

Join Janet Roden, sheep geneticist, together with a HCC Hill Ram Scheme farmer to discuss how performance recording can add value to the hill flock.

 

Session 2: Utilising genomic data can support improvements in maternal traits

John McEwan, a principal scientist at AgResearch in New Zealand, will discuss how utilising genomic data can improve maternal traits.

To register for this event, follow this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1892268721764662284