The newly upgraded Signet Breeding Services online tool helps commercial and pedigree producers profit from performance gains associated with genetic improvement in rams. Designed by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and backed by AHDB, the website now has better data entry tools and improved online reporting, including the ability to produce real time genetic and inbreeding trends. Online data entry also enables breeders to supply weights throughout an animal’s life, providing a greater understanding of overall efficiency. It is now easier to find the genetic merit of sheep, expressed using EBVs (Estimated Breeding Values) and breeding indexes to find breeders with sheep for sale, using Flock Finder, a service that inform farmers about ram breeders in their region. Find out more here.
New tool to help farmers find the right ram
by Jane Hampson | Nov 25, 2019