Signet Breeding Services prides itself on the work it does to provide breeders and commercial farmers with interesting and relevant information on which it make informed breeding decisions.
The sections below highlight just some of our work for the pedigree and commercial sheep and beef sectors, as well as a few technical papers for students and scholars wanting more information.
Publications relating to the Signet Sheepbreeder Service and Ram Breeding
Breed Specific Publications
National Terminal Sire Evaluation
National Hill Sheep Breeding Evaluation
AHDB Better Returns Publications - A Commercial Guide to Breeding Values
Breeding publications by QMS and HCC - sometimes with a bit of help from us....
Signet's Beefbreeder Service
AHDB Better Returns Beef Publications - Breeding information for Commercial Producers
The AHDB Beef Carcase Traits Project
Genetic reports from funded research
Demonstrating the benefits of using maternal EBVs in selecting beef sires by Kirsty Moore and colleagues. Read the full report here
Utilising Maternal Traits EBVs of Beef Bulls by SAC. Read the full report here
Optimising the mature weight for farm efficiency and profitability by AbacusBio. Read full report here
Analysis of Ultrasound Scanning Data from the Meatlinc and Lleyn breed in relation to age at scanning by Janet Roden. Read full report here
Generating estimated breeding values for postnatal lamb survival by Joanne Conington. Read SRUC report on generating breeding values for postnatal lamb survival
Generating estimated breeding values for postnatal lamb survival. Read poster about lamb survival