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