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The Hampshire Down breed is now part of the National Terminal Sire Evaluation. Please follow the link below for current results and literature.

http://www.signetfbc.co.uk/terminal-sire-evaluation/

How to buy a recorded Hampshire Down ram – June 2019

See our YouTube webinar How to buy a recorded Hampshire down ram – Emma Steele

Signet Service Update Webinar – 10 April 2019

Click the link to watch the latest Hampshire Down webinar where Sam and Emma explain updates about the Signet service.  Points of interest include the National Terminal Sire Evaluation, Hamps on RamCompare and the new Signet database.

 HDSBA Performance Recording Workshop, Edinburgh Marriot Hotel, October 2017

On the 7th October,  speakers from Signet, SRUC and QMS met with Hampshire Down breeders in Scotland to discuss performance recording with both current and prospective Sheepbreeder clients.

Signet Presentations are available below:

Hampshire Down Connectedness Run – Autumn 2017

This Excel sheet shows the connectedness (genetic linkage) between individual flocks within the breed analysis.  Whilst colour categories show the degree of linkage between flocks as being adequate (green), limited (amber) and low (red) the most important aspect of this report is the relative ranking of flocks to each other – something that can be deduced from looking at this table.

For more information about connectedness, click here.

Hampshire Down National Show and Sale – July 2017

Click the here to read the report from the National Show and Sale.

RamCompare Update – January 2017

Click the link to read the latest RamCompare update for the Hampshire Down breed

Hampshire Down Inbreeding

Click the link to read the latest report on inbreeding rates within the national Hampshire Down flock and see trends over the last 15 years. Also included, an explanation on how to interpret inbreeding values on BASCO and links to use the new BASCO inbreeding tool.

 

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