Event to showcase smarter sheep science

Sheep look into the camera with a blurred highlands landscape behind them

A free event will present new research into breeding of sheep for efficiency and resilience


Cutting edge science in sheep breeding will be presented at a free event near Edinburgh in early December.

Showcasing Smarter Sheep Science will present new work generated as part of EU and nationally funded research by an international team of experts from the UK, Ireland and Norway.

The event, organised by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) in partnership with the Texel Sheep Society, University of Edinburgh and AbacusBio UK, will be divided into a morning session on breeding for efficiency and resilience and an afternoon session on how to bridge the gap between science and practice.

It will include presentations on breeding to reduce methane in sheep, breeding to improve lamb survival and the economic and environmental impact of genetic improvement.

Joanne Conington, Head of Department at SRUC, said: “The new work will be presented by some of the international experts involved in small ruminants breeding for efficiency and resilience.

“It is aimed at farmers and farming industry professionals who are interested in learning about some of the latest research and its application in the sheep industry.”

The event will be held from 9am to 4pm on Wednesday 7 December at the Roslin Institute building on the Easter Bush Campus.

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Posted by SRUC on 16/11/2022

Tags: Sheep and Goats
Categories: Research