New leaflet on the Importance of Maintaining the Pedigree Status of your Shropshires

The Shropshire Sheep Breeders’ Association has released a new leaflet to help sheep buyers and members understand the importance of maintaining the pedigree status of their Shropshire sheep flocks.

Maintaining pedigree status “future-proofs” your flock because it: 

*Maintains and improves your asset value
*Maintains breed integrity
*Maintains and increases genetic variation
*Maintains one pure breed for “two crops from one acre” – meat /livestock and tree-grazing
*Avoids in-breeding depression
*Avoids genetic defects

The leaflet is only two sides of A4  and covers all the key points. It can be downloaded by clicking here.