Have you got a tup eligible for the Ramcompare project?
Nominations are being sought for the second year of the RamCompare project.
The project is looking for 24 rams for use within the single-sire mating groups on the trial farms in the second year. Six Texel, Suffolk and Charollais rams, and three Hampshire Down and Meatlinc rams are required.
All breeders involved in performance recording are being contacted to encourage nominations. The rams must meet the following criteria:
The team behind the project, which aims to boost the sheep industry’s genetic improvement, has already selected five artificial insemination sires for performance testing in 2017. Data collected on their progeny will help strengthen statistical comparisons made between other rams already on test and those used for natural mating.
Email Bridget.Lloyd@ahdb.org.uk. Nominations close on March 31.