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 EBLEX
the industry body for beef and lamb levy-payers in England. EBLEX is a division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)
Financial support for the production of evaluations is provided by EBLEX
in England, HCC
in Wales and QMS
Genetic analyses are provided to Signet by EGENES