Sheep Event to help breeders buy stock

Producers will be able to find out how Estimated Breeding Values can be used to buy breeding stock, at this year’s Sheep Event, Malvern, on 3 August.

An ultrasound demonstration will also show how EBV recoded stock are scanned and the reasons why, which will all take place on the EBLEX stand.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to take part in the National Lamb Selection Competition, and try their hand at classifying carcases in the Lamb Classification Challenge.

A vet will be available to discuss a range of health and fertility issues, including how to carry out a ewe and ram MOT, and how to deal with common problems such as worm control, liver fluke and lameness.

Producers will also be able to pick up some tips on how to improve their grassland management and test their grass identification skills using a computer-based quiz.

“The Sheep Event is one of the key dates in the EBLEX calendar as it’s a great opportunity to interact with sheep producers using the resources we have available,” said Chris Lloyd, EBLEX Industry Development Manager.

“With such a wide range of subjects being covered on the stand, there is bound to be something of interest to everyone.”