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Stock Ram DNA Project

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A research project on Lleyn stock rams is about to start at Cardiff University. The aim is to correlate DNA features with characteristics and performance of rams, potentially allowing breeders to select a new ram on scientific grounds in addition to their usual visual and/or performance criteria.

We need DNA from around 80 rams covering a range of breeders and geographies. If you are interested in taking part, please contact John Adams (01872 501749 or

Note that all costs are covered.

However, participants will need to:

  • collect a nose swab from each ram;
  • supply tick-box information about the each ram (characteristics and performance).

Participants will receive information on scrapie genotype, prolificacy gene status and Myomax muscling this winter and, hopefully, more information over the next 2-3 years.

Note that numbers are limited and so will be on a first come, first served basis.

Lleyn Goes to Portsmouth!

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See photos and a report from the 2019 AGM Weekend [HERE]

Well Done John!

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John Geldard, Society Vice President wins the 'Outstanding Contribution to British Agriculture' Award at the British Farming Awards.  Congratulations John, well deserved.

See the British Farming Awards website

2019 Photo Competition Results

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See the entries and results [HERE]

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Click [HERE] to go to survey

Sheep focus: Breeding pedigree Lleyn ewes and…alpacas

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See article in below:

2019 Ewe Lamb Registrations are Due

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