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Dorset News:

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance

AGM Raffle Prize Winners

All proceeds to go to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

With many thanks to all those who purchased raffle tickets. The raffle made £850.00

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AHDB Sheep breeder questionnaire: Collecting measurements for data

Please excuse the circular email to Breed Society representatives and industry bodies, but I wonder if you could assist AHDB to publicise the following online questionnaire being produced as part of a follow up to the Genetic Review undertaken for AHDB by Abacus Bio. Within the review it was suggested that AHDB looked at the collection of data on new traits that could be beneficial to the sheep industry.

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Due to retirement, the following equipment is for sale

  1. Shearwell Stock Recorder, Docking Station and programme.  £700  (New £1,500)
  2. Pharmweigh Stainless Steel weighing scales with crush gate and digital readout.  Will accurately weigh young lambs through to big shearlings.  As New  £1,500  (£2,600 new)
  3. Weighmate hand held battery operated digital scales used to weigh new born lambs 10kg max.  £25  (£100 new)

Contact: Edwin on 07710212753

Sheep wrangling in the UK…

Sheep wrangling in the UK...

Christian Posbergh and John Nystrom recently traveled to the UK to work with shepherds from the Centurion Group of Poll Dorset Breeders.

Christian is a graduate student in Dr. Heather Huson’s lab (https://blogs.cornell.edu/odysseydnalab/) conducting genetics research on out of season lambing and growth traits in sheep. John is an undergraduate student in the lab conducting his own research on African goats and assisting with animal handling and sample collection for the sheep project.

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