members

Julie Bury (JUB)
Laine Daff (BLG)
Robin Johnson - Chairman (AP) - (flock visit info)
Stan Kilby (AST)
Janet Richardson - Secretary (JER)
Johnny Stables - (YY)

Commercial FlockThe Bleu du Maine in the Commercial Flock



Performance recording in pedigree flocks produces EBVs for the commercial ram buyer. These supply objective information about the ram identifying those sheep with superior genetics for specific traits and are expressed in the units of the trait they represent, weight in kg and muscle depth in mm.


Within a recording group, there is usually some genetic linkage or connectedness between flocks because of sharing of the top rams. The resulting ‘accuracy values’ of the EBVs indicate how much is known about the animal and its relatives. Breeding Indexes are a combination of an individual’s EBVs to create an overall ranking for that animal within a breed.


Bleu du Maine sheep are ranked according to the Terminal Sire Index. 



187 lambs were weighed, back scanned and indexed in 2016.

To access Bleu du Maine sheep recorded online visit: www.signetfbc.co.uk and follow the links to the owner or breeder and animal details on EBVs and pedigree records.