Sheep Breeders Round Table Conference, in association with AHDB, HCC, QMS, Agrisearch and NSA.
Friday 19th November 12.00 – 13.30
Host: National Sheep Association (NSA)
Chairman: Dan Phipps, NSA Chairman
Title: Breeding sheep for the future – genetics to meet the requirements of farmers, society and policymakers
Session 1: A view from overseas
Denis Gautier, Institut de l'Élevage, France, will look at the role of innovative technology to progress genetics. He will explain how ‘The Digital Farm’ evaluates innovative technology for breeders and commercial sheep farmers.
Session 2: The UK agenda - Can genetics keep everyone happy?
Phil Stocker, NSA Chief Executive, will provide an overview on breeding for meat, wool and milk, environmental targets and societal expectations around a managed rural environment.
This is followed by a facilitated discussion led by Dan Phipps, NSA Chairman, involving sheep breeders from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Summary of the week / closing comments from Charles Sercombe, SBRT Chairman
Register for the event HERE