In the light of changes in Government policy we are taking steps to get staff back onto farms.
We are now able to provide a service, for those clients that wish to use it. Contact your nearest technician for more details
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Ultrasound scanning during Covid19 restrictions - Update 13th July 2020
The JIGSAW of joint ill
Joint ill is one of the lambing challenges that exorcises both seasoned sheep farmers and vets alike. Sporadic in nature and caused by different combinations of reasons, it is a frustrating disease that a few people will tell you was particularly bad this year.
If you are a UK sheep farmer, regardless of whether you do or do not experience joint ill outbreaks, please do complete this survey https://liverpool.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/joint-ill-risk-factors-survey .
Press Release: RamCompare Year 4 Results
Fourth-year results of the RamCompare project reveal how sires with key breeding traits can drive productivity and optimal new sire purchases.
The latest update shows a great spread of rams among the most recent lists of trait leaders. Signet Breeding Manager, Sam Boon, urges breeders to focus on those traits that deliver the greatest profit to their system, and source recorded rams with the right EBVs to deliver them.
Join AHDB and Samuel Boon and Bridget Lloyd for a webinar to reveal the latest RamCompare project results.
The webinar will:
RamCompare - The Countdown has started...
Press article April 2020
The cancellation of agricultural shows and breeding sales due to the measures and restrictions put in place as a result of the pandemic, has left sheep and cattle producers struggling to source their breeding stock in the usual way. With the new breeding season fast approaching, commercial producers can use Signetdata.com to find breeding stock and local breeders.
Beef Clients Get Access to Carcase Trait EBVs
A new web link on an animal's breeding report, now means beef producers can go directly to the AHDB National Beef Evaluation and see a series of new breeding values. The breeding values were created as part of the Carcase Traits project, which pulls together data from BCMS, Breed Societies and abattoirs to generate EBVs for traits like Carcase Weight, Conformation and Days to Slaughter.
Rates of Genetic Gain Increasing
Genetic gain has markedly increased in the last 5 years according to a recent review of genetic progress within Signet’s sheep breeding programmes. Major improvement has been observed in each of the breed types recorded through Signet; namely the terminal sires, lowland maternal breeds and hill sheep.
Performance Recording during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
This article provides advice to breeders on recording their stock in the absence of ultrasound scanning data. New services have been developed to help breeders to supply data and promote livestock that are for sale
Update: 20th May 2020 - Scanning to resume for clients within 125 miles of a Signet Technician.