Flock of sheep in the snowLibrary photo © FLPA/Rex/ Shutterstock
Major opportunities to boost sheep profit and performance are being missed when sheep breeders shun performance recording, warn leading geneticists. New figures from AHDB Beef and Lamb show genetic gains driven through estimated breeding values (EBVs) are worth £10.7m to the sheep sector every year based on faster growth rates, lower feed costs and carcass yields. But large segments of the UK flock are not recorded, despite growing demand for recorded sires in certain breeds and regions, Signet breeding manager […]