Signet Breeding Services provides genetic evaluations to livestock producers to help them identify sheep and cattle with superior breeding potential.
The performance recording and measurement services delivered by Signet enable the industry to capitalise on genetic improvement to improve the efficiency and quality of British livestock production.
Genetic improvement has a massive impact on livestock production:
- Improving growth and carcase traits
- Increasing maternal efficiency
- Enhancing animal welfare
- Reducing the carbon footprint of ruminant production
The annual return from genetic improvement within the British beef and sheep sector will exceed £20 million in 2010.
Signet is part of AHDB Beef and Lamb the industry body for beef and lamb levy-payers in England. AHDB Beef and Lamb is a division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).
Genetic analyses are provided to Signet by EGENES.