Online Research a Huge Benefit to Livestock Farmers at Sales
Byline: Karen Dent
LIVESTOCK farmers are urged to invest a little extra time in research ahead of this season's bull and ram sales. The English Beef and Lamb Executive (Eblex) says time taken now will pay dividends in the long-run and research can be easily undertaken online.
Sam Boon, manager of Signet breeding services, said: "Most sale catalogues show Estimated Breeding Values (EBV) for each recorded entry and there is a wealth of additional bull and ram EBV information on the internet, with increasingly easy-to-use search facilities through BASCO (via www.signetfbc.co.uk) and Breedplan (via individual breed society websites).
"These data allow producers …
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Publication information: Article title: Online Research a Huge Benefit to Livestock Farmers at Sales. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Journal (Newcastle, England). Publication date: July 18, 2011. Page number: 32. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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