SBRT 2022

The Sheep Breeders Round Table (SBRT) 2022 takes place Friday 11 - Sunday 13 November at the Radisson Blu Hotel at East Midlands Airport. After a year online, the popular in-person conference is back with a theme of 'British sheep genetics delivering for the nation’! 

The full programme and price scheudle can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. 

The conference is a platform for showcasing how we can become more resilient and be amongst the best sheep producers in the world. If you have an interest in sheep production, this event attracts a large audience of progressive farmers and breeders, combined with academic researchers and specialist vets for you to feed off and share your thoughts and ideas.

Key speakers

  • Phil Bicknell, CIEL Livestock working on Net Zero Carbon and EweBenefit project
  • Tim Byrne, AbacusBio specialising in genetics to solve the climate crisis
  • Daniel Brown, LambPlan, Australia specialising in meat eating quality
  • Stuart Ashworth, former QMS provides a financial outlook for lamb markets
  • Canadian Sheep Federation to provide an insight to genetic influences underlying meat quality
  • Ian McDougall MRCVS and his insight to the promotion of breeding techniques to make genetic advances within breeding programmes
  • Pen Rashbass FAnGR discussing benefits of traditional selection methods
  • Janet Roden, geneticist discussing the impact of research projects and how they can be implemented for different benefits
  • Ben Strugnell discussing the impact of disease amongst a breed
  • Matt Harding – Sheep Innovator of the Year 2021 shares his insight for the next ten years

SBRT is an industry initiative, with collaboration from NSA, AHDB Beef & Lamb, AgriSearch, HCC and QMS. It is open to anyone with an interest in sheep production and always attracts a varied audience of farmers, breeders, researchers and vets.