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Important Information...

“Unfortunately there has been another major flood in the breed society office.  I am in the process of trying to set up a call diversion system to a mobile phone, so please bear with us if you are trying to call the office. If you are able to email it is probably a better way to contact me at the moment.

Also all the annual returns and AGM information were ready to be posted out, but they got wet, so all have to be done again, so there will be a little delay on you receiving these”.

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New Estimated Breeding Values to help improve results

The value of investing in a ram with the right genetic merit for your system has been highlighted in results from the third year of the RamCompare project.

The project has identified that commercial producers can identify the most profitable rams for their production system by using Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs).

The latest results from the UK’s national progeny test now include new EBVs for traits like Days to Slaughter, Primal Yield and Tenderness.

RamCompare is a five year project that takes nominated Signet recorded rams from various Terminal Sire breeds and uses them on nine commercial farms in the UK. Three years in, the project has already tested 138 rams and over 12,000 of their progeny, one of the largest trials of its kind.

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Stirling Show & Sale 2019

The first dedicated sale of Dorset Sheep on Scottish soil was held at United Auctions, Stirling, on behalf of the Scottish Dorset Breeders’ Club on Wednesday 3rd July 2019.

The sale attracted vendors from both Northern Ireland and England as well as Scotland. 66 sheep in total were brought forward for sale, 19 male and 47 female.

The pre-sale show was kindly judged by Mr Sam Driver of the Sandy Lane flock who are current flock champions.

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