RamCompare NI Farm Walk: Efficient Lamb Production - Feeding and Breeding
Monday 04 June 2018, 06:00pm - 08:30pm
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Join AgriSearch for an event hosted at the AFBI Deerpark Farm. On the evening Liz Genever (AHDB) will give and overview to RamCompare - the UK’s first commercial progeny test and that has been testing performance-recorded rams from terminal sire breeds since 2015. Initial results, including new estimated breeding values (EBVs) that were launched in November 2017, will be presented

. The AFBI flock is Northern Ireland’s first RamCompare commercial progeny test flock. They are testing rams with high and low muscle indexes from terminal sire breeds recorded on the Signet and Sheep Ireland systems. Provisional results on lamb performance will be presented on the evening by AFBI’s lead sheep researcher Aurelie Aubry.

A Dunbia representative will also be there to explain the importance of selection to target market specification.

We will also be discussing GrassCheck, the 2018 grazing season to date and rotational grazing with GrassCheck farmer Crosby Cleland on the evening.

Programme

6:00 pm – Arrival

6:15 pm – Welcome and introduction – Elizabeth Earle

6:30 pm –RamCompare and the results from the first two years – Liz Genever

7:15 pm – RamCompare NI – Effect of sire muscle index on lamb performance and net feed efficiency- Aurelie Aubry

7:30 pm – The impact of genetics on lambs hitting market specs – Dunbia speaker

7:45 pm – GrassCheck and rotational grazing - Crosby Cleland

8:15 pm – Closing messages To register your FREE place click the following link or call AgriSearch on 028 92681514:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/efficient-lamb-production-feeding-breeding-tickets-45910058220