Duration 4 years Team and Leader Dr A Carson Organisations involved  AFBI Hillsborough Background and Summary Timescale Benefits Details to follow

RCF04/2017: RamCompare Phase II Northern Ireland (NI) – A parallel study to investigate the effects of terminal sire estimated breeding values for muscle and finishing diet on progeny performance, net feed efficiency and meat quality
Project objectives: Evaluate the effect of sire EBV for muscle (low versus high) and finishing diet on progeny performance, net feed efficiency and meat quality Examine the dynamics of net feed efficiency in finishing lambs Establish a central progeny test flock that will evaluate sires recorded on the current breed evaluation systems used in the UK (Signet) and Ireland (Sheep Ireland) Promote the benefits of animal recording in pedigree and commercial sheep flocks in NI and promote the use of EBVs by commercial producers when making flock breeding decisions Background: The use of...

Duration 3 years Team and Leader Dr A Carson Organisations involved  AFBI Hillsborough Background and Summary Timescale Benefits Details to follow