Project Name: Maternal Sheep Group
The Maternal Sheep Group (MSG) represent over 5,000 performance recorded ewes over 10 farms across Scotland, Northern Ireland and England. The joint aim of the members of the MSG is to provide sheep that do the job with less labour to increase profitability. Members have been selecting ewes and rams for easier management traits, such as ease of lambing, shedding and foot health, for over 15 years, alongside a focus on estimated breeding values (EBVs). Now maternal ability sits alongside carcase traits within the group’s objective to ensure the breeding females are great mothers right while lambs are hitting market specifications.
Area: Scotland, Northern Ireland, England
EIP OG (yes/no): No
Production (dairy, meat, both): Meat
Contact Name: Ann McLaren
Email Address: email@example.com
Facebook page: Maternal Sheep Group