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A declining market in light lamb specifications means hill farmers need to adapt to meet new demands. This is according to geneticist Janet Roden from Aberystwyth, who believes genetic improvement can play a big role in helping hill farmers to achieve this. Currently, there are 560 Signet record flocks in the UK, but only 29 of these are hill flocks (see table below for breakdown). In Wales, 39% of flocks are hill flocks, but 65% of flocks have hill sheep […]