Genetic Improvement 

By utilising the best genetics available, herd and flock performance and profitability can be significantly improved.

Selecting breeding stock with high performance figures is widely recognised as the single most effective tool for increasing economic returns or efficiency of livestock production. Essentially, this is achieved by identifying the best performing animals on weight gain, conformation, maternal value and in the case of cattle calving ease.

Research has shown that by selecting bulls with superior performance figures can result in an extra £47 per calf. Similarly, using a ram with superior performance figures can result in an extra £3 per lamb.

For further information please contact HCC on 01970 625 050. Alternatively send an e mail to info@hccmpw.org.uk.

Additionally, HCC have produced a series of publications on the benefits of genetic improvement and how to select superior genetic animals. Please click on the links below to download.

 

Case Study: Flock performance key to identifying best genetics 

Flock performance is key to identifying the best genetics. Read more in our case study with Huw Rees Jones of Glanyrafon Farm.

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