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.