Sheep Breeders Round Table 2021 - Breeding sheep for the future: genetics to meet the requirements of farmers, society and policymakers
NSA hosted the closing session of Sheep Breeders Round Table 2021 - held online over five days. This session focuses on Genetics and NSA is joined by Margaux Goyenetche to give insight to technological tools used at Institut de l'Élevage.
Session 1: A view from overseas
Margaux Goyenetche, Institut de l'Élevage, France, will look at the role of innovative technology to progress genetics. She will explain how ‘The Digital Farm’ evaluates innovative technology for breeders and commercial sheep farmers.
Session 2: The UK agenda - Can genetics keep everyone happy?
Phil Stocker, NSA Chief Executive, will provide an overview on breeding for meat, wool and milk, environmental targets and societal expectations around a managed rural environment. his is followed by a facilitated discussion led by Dan Phipps, NSA Chairman, involving sheep breeders from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Summary of the week / closing comments