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Dorset News:

SW Ram Sale Committee Meeting

The  SW ram sale committee meeting is being held on Fri Feb 16th at 2pm at Exeter Livestock Centre when Phil Stocker will be giving a presentation on the Ram Longevity report for anyone who is interested.  This year at the sale there will be a new ring for the sale of Non MV sheep.

The SW Regional AGM is being held on Wed Feb 21st at 7.30pm again at the Livestock Centre.  This meeting is open to anyone. 

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AHDB - RamCompare project open for pedigree nominations

Pedigree breeders have the opportunity to receive valuable information on their sires’ progeny by nominating rams and semen for use in the RamCompare project. Download Press Release

Animals which are involved in the project now have new estimated breeding values (EBVs) available covering carcase weight, fat and conformation. These EBVs can be used when marketing these rams.

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The Pirbright Institute Research/Trials

If anybody would be interested in the message below, then please contact Phil Stocker direct (details below)

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Winner of the Dorsets - Meakin & Body, Kerlow, Treweatha Farm, Cornwall.

Susan with her two ram lambs that she took to the Sedgemoor Centurion Sale in April.

Susan with her two ram lambs that she took to the Sedgemoor Centurion Sale in April.

The 2017 winner of the AHDB Beef & Lamb Better Returns Programme Improved Flock Award for Dorset sheep is the flock owned by Meakin & Body at Treweatha Farm in Cornwall. This award is presented to the English Signet performance recorded flock that makes the greatest improvement in the breeding potential of the lamb crop during the previous year.

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