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Livestock => Sheep => Topic started by: Fleecewife on December 22, 2020, 04:24:35 pm

Title: National Sheep Breed Survey
Post by: Fleecewife on December 22, 2020, 04:24:35 pm

All sheep owners/producers in Britain are being urged to fill out the National Sheep Breed Survey
the deadline for submission is 11 Jan 2021
You can download the form plus find details of how to complete it at ( (scroll down to the bottom)
Alternatively, you can contact AHDB for a copy via email or phone 02476 478829,
More information
The industry is at the point of great change – and  2020 survey would provide a benchmark against which to assess this change, with future policies (particularly in the hill sector) being better informed by up to date information
An understanding of flock size within a breed will help inform researchers about potential selection pressure that can be achieved through genetic selection, and identifies barriers and opportunities for genetic gain.
Title: Re: National Sheep Breed Survey
Post by: arobwk on December 23, 2020, 01:01:55 am
I don't do sheep, but in such uncertain times for the future of UK sheep farming I can only think that all and any contributions to the survey will be a good thing.