Hill Ram Project

The Hill Ram Scheme has been launched by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) to strengthen the Welsh sheep sector through long term genetic improvement.

The scheme is the first of its kind in the UK and is intended to encourage more Welsh hill farmers to use performance-recorded rams to help produce lambs that meet market specifications for a wide range of markets at home and abroad.

The Hill Ram Scheme is a 5-year project as part of HCC’s wider Red Meat Development Programme, funded through the EU Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, which aims to improve efficiency and strengthen Wales’ important red meat industry.

7 leader flocks have been recruited for the first year of the project and more flocks will join the project over the next 5 years.