Digital links to aid marketing of tups
THE West Country-based Sheep Improvement Group will be holding tup sales via the internet and telephone this year.
The group, which sells rams at fixed prices based on performance figures, cannot hold its on-farm sales this year because of foot-and-mouth movement restrictions.
Instead it is offering rams for sale on lists sent out by post or on the groups web-site (01884-253495 www.sheep-improvement.co.uk).
SIG chairman David Disney says: "All group members have reputations to maintain and we know the rams we supply unseen must not only have good performance figures, but also be sound rams that buyers can be proud to own."
Tups can be booked immediately by telephoning the breeder. A deposit will be expected and arrangements made for collection. *