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A case study: Breeding to reduce costs at Easyrams

From the Signet website: The Suffolk Breed winner of the EBLEX Improved Flock Awards for 2011 is the ‘Easyrams’ Flock, owned by Robyn and Philippa Hulme, and their sons James and Nick, who farm near Ellesmere in Shropshire. The flock has made rapid genetic improvement in the last 12 months,Read More …

Gene markers on test on Suffolk sheep – 09/07/2007 – FarmersWeekly

Gene markers on test on Suffolk sheep 09/07/2007 00:00:00 FWi Suffolk sheep breeders will be some of the first in the UK to benefit from gene markers developed in New Zealand for footrot tolerance and cold survival. Speaking via a phone link at the Royal Show, Jon Hickford, of LincolnRead More …

Afgeblazen: World Suffolk tour of New Zealand 2009

Onderstaand bericht ontving ik vandaag over het World Suffolk Congress. Het evenement gaat niet door hlaas. Het wordt nu samengevoegd met het Wrld Sheep and Wool Congress in Australie in 2010.Dear PatrickThank you for registering an interest in joining the planned World Suffolk tour of New Zealand in October/November 2009.AlthoughRead More …

Suffolk trials show easier care potential

Suffolk trials show easier care potential 07/05/2008 14:00:00 Early results from a trial comparing the performance of the progeny of 10 Suffolk rams indicate significant potential for cutting costs by using easier care traits. The work has also demonstrated that breeders do not need to turn to New Zealand toRead More …

Grass fed NZ Suffolk x lambs in Shropshire

NEW ZEALAND SUFFOLK OPEN DAYCommercial Sheep Farmers have a unique opportunity to look at more profitable sheep production when the UK’s first New Zealand Suffolk Sheep open day takes place in Shropshire on Saturday 12th July.Host Robyn Hulme explains that the family ‘ram breeding’ business is based solely on providingRead More …

Ram performance trial compares New Zealand and UK genetics

Livestock | 9 May, 2008 By Barry Alston SUFFOLK sheep breeders from across the UK visited a West Wales coastal farm to hear the initial findings from a ram performance trial comparing New Zealand and UK genetics. The large-scale trial, which is still on-going, was set up to find ifRead More …

Introducing New Zealand Suffolk genetics for the commercial market

Livestock | 11 April, 2008 The Hulme family has long been associated with pedigree Suffolks, having years of success at shows and sales with its Crosemanor flock. But a switch in focus means that is no longer the priority – in fact, having imported genetics from New Zealand, they couldRead More …

Farmers Guardian – Easy care is the way forward at Buccleuch

Easy care is the way forward at BuccleuchLivestock – FG 11 January, 2008 New Zealand sheep breeding technology has combined with easy care sheep management in the Scottish borders to market breeding stock and to play a key part in an integrated programme supplying new season lamb to a majorRead More …