Southdown Signet Group

Why record with Signet

Some leading Southdown Breeders have joined the Signet recording scheme so that they can take a more scientific approach to selecting top performing stock, improving their flocks and the breed. The scheme also allows performance information to be made available to commercial and pedigree flocks.

 

How does the recording scheme work

The Signet recording scheme collects genetic and performance data (eg parentage, 8 week weights, 21 week weights, eye muscle depth, lambing percentage etc) and uses this to calculate an Estimated Breeding Value (EBV) for a range of traits. The calculation "levels the playing field"  by minimising differences in performance due to management and highlighting genetic potential. A key measure for commercial flocks is the Terminal Sire Index, this is a composite score based on 21 week weight, muscle and fat depth.

To find out more about the Signet recording scheme visit www.signetfbc.co.uk

 

Performance Recorded Flocks

The Flocks listed below are actively involved in the recording Scheme. A separate site www.signetsouthdowns.com has been set up for this group. Most of the flock links below are linked to this site, although some flocks have their own website.

All Saints

M, F & G Sprake

Suffolk

Golden Valley

D Bunting

Hertfordshire

Andersey

R S Beaumont

Oxfordshire

Gunton

A & C Brown

Devon

Apridge

C & J Withers

Devon

Lawton

A Paton

Bedfordshire

Birch Hoe

S & J Hutley

Essex

Marshland

A Allen

Norfolk

Buckland

M Parker & T Green

Shropshire

Montecristo

S Arlott

Lincolnshire

Chaileybrook

J M A Long

Kent

Ridings

Wakeham-Dawson & Harmer

East Sussex

East Dean

D S & P Humphrey

West Sussex

Webbellis

P E Goldsworthy

Cambridgeshire