RAM COMPARE OPEN DAY 3rd November Thistleyhaugh Farm, Morpeth

Thistleyhaugh Farm, Long Horsley, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 8RG 1pm - 4pm

Join AHDB Beef & Lamb for an event at Thistleyhaugh Farm, which is one of the six commercial farms that are involved in RamCompare project. 

RamCompare is the UK’s first commercial progeny test which will aim to test 67 terminal sires from five breeds (Texel, Charollais, Suffolk, Hampshire and Meatlinc) over two years.  The first crop of lambs from the RamCompare rams were born at Thistleyhaugh Farm this spring and have been slaughtered through Randall Parker Foods.  This event coincides with the second year of tupping and is a good opportunity to learn more about the project.

Programme

1.00pm            Arrival and registration

 1.15pm            Introductions – Liz Genever, AHD

1.20pm            What is RamCompare? – Samuel Boon, AHDB

1.40pm            Introduction to Thistleyhaugh Farm – Duncan Nelless, Host / Bridget Lloyd, AHDB

1.45pm            Farm walk to look at the RamCompare ewes in single sire groups

3.30pm            Questions & Answers

4.00pm            End with refreshments

To register your FREE place ring the AHDB KE Events office on 01904 771211 or email ke.events@ahdb.org.uk