12 April 2002

Better sheep breeds with top sires

A SERIES of meetings are being held nation wide by Signet Breeding Services to help sheep and beef breeders speed up breed improvement .

The meetings will examine the pedigree sector in 2002, progress through breed improvement and how to use Beefbreeder and Sheepbreeder records effectively. In addition, new technologies available to beef and sheep breeders will be introduced, plus an update on the Suckler Cow Project and the impact of the National Scrapie Plan.

The first meeting will be held in Tiverton, Devon, on Apr 15, with a further 11 meetings over the following fortnight. Contact Signet (01908-844195). &#42