New Lead for the BASCO Board

By Suffolk Sheep Society 5th November, 2014

Guy Green elected as Chairman at recent AGM....

 New Lead for BASCO Board

 

Cambridgeshire based breeder, Guy Green, has been elected as Chairman of BASCO following the AGM held on 10th October, 2014.  Guy takes over from Tim Healy, who served as Chairman for a period of 6 years and was the longest serving Chairman BASCO has had during its 8 year history. 

Guy farms with his father and brother on 2000 acres in Cambridgeshire and runs 25 Pedigree Limousin cows alongside a substantial arable business.  Guy returned to the farm after a stint in London and working abroad.  Guy’s first focus is the cattle, which was established with the importation of 3 French heifers in the early 1980’s, one of which went on to breed the famous Greensons Gigolo.   The herd has embraced black-coated North American Limousin genetics with a view to utilising both the polled and coloured genes to obvious industry advantage.   The herd has been performance recording since 1990 and has been recently awarded Eblex’s most improved herd for the second time in 3 years.  Guy has been a British Limousin Cattle Society Council member, for just 18 months. 

Commenting, he said, “I'm delighted to be elected BASCO Chairman, I am a real advocate of the site and its potential.  Farming is continuously moving into the digital world and I feel that BASCO is perfectly placed to develop with this and become an even more valuable tool for flock and herd management.”

 

Notes to Editors

Press release issued on behalf of BASCO Data Ltd.  For more information contact Business Administrator, Natalie Cormack on 07712623669 or natalie.cormack@btconnect.com.

 

BACKGROUND

In 2004 three breed societies cooperated when replacing their existing databases for pedigree registration purposes.  The led to the formation of BASCO Data Ltd.  Allowing the founder members to continue servicing their members as autonomous independent organisations promoting their respective breeds.  Following an Agricultural Development Scheme (ADS) grant award in 2005, developments in the original database, the joining of BASCO by Signet and the genetic evaluations undertaken by SAC Egenes have all positively contributed to enhance the database.  BASCO Data Ltd believes the future for livestock breeders will be characterised by more recording and better use and presentation of information, especially in an online environment.  The BASCO database and its reporting software will continue to enable breeders to meet those challenges and to exploit valuable information, thus meeting market requirements.  

1 Comments

Rob Dunsford

Fantastic article - really enjoyed reading.

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