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Hi, I am Ailish Ross the new Specialist Breeding Advisor for Signet Breeding Services.

I graduated in 2016 with a 2:1 Hons Degree in Applied Animal Science from SRUC Ayr and completed my 4th year dissertation on “The use of computer tomography to determine the differences in left and right side muscularity within lambs” with Dr Nicola Lambe, a geneticist with SRUC. I was always interested in the breeding and genetics modules throughout my studies, especially when referring to sheep.

During my final two years at SRUC I worked at a 2000 breeding Lleyn ewe commercial flock,
breeding primarily for lamb production in Girvan, South Ayrshire and during my final year I also worked at a 200 cow dairy farm in Tarbolton, South Ayrshire.

After graduating I worked for D&D Fawcett Ltd Sheepbreeding Services, artificially inseminating and Embryo Flushing sheep around the country, so some of you may recognise me! I really enjoyed the practical breeding technology aspects however, it has always been my aspiration to work for Signet and AHDB.

I look forward to meeting you all and please don’t hesitate in contacting me.

Ailish Ross  / Specialist Breeding Advisor (Signet)
Breeding & Product Quality
Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board
E: [email protected]
T: 024 7647 8879
M: 07391868251

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