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We were delighted to find the results from our performance recording in the post box this week.  We had joined the Eblex/Signet scheme which helps the promotion of performance recorded sheep, especially the rams, through their Better Returns Programme and we opened the envelope with all of the anticipation of a Hollywood awards ceremony (but with much less glitz).

The first results show that we are on the way towards our aim of breeding high performance Suffolk sheep.  All of our lambs this year (10 ewes, 9 rams) rate in the top 50% of the UK flock with half of them rated in the top 10%!  For such a small and recently formed flock we think that we have done exceptionally well and we are very pleased!

As part of the Better Returns Programme, Eblex have sent us Certificates of Merit for our ram lambs and of those that we have retained, we have 3 Gold and 3 Silver - they have gone on the 'Hall of Fame' in the barn!  There is still a lot of room for improvement though with top ram lambs in the UK flock having an index over 7.

I have broken down the results below, if you would like any more details about our sheep or about performance recording, please get in touch with us.

 

Ewes

Rams

Top index

Better Returns order of merit

Top 10%

6

3

4.75

Gold

Top 25%

3

3

3.02

Silver

Top 50%

1

0

2.21

Bronze

Below 50%

NONE

NONE

 

 

 

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