FREE Sheep "Live to Dead" Events

By Suffolk Sheep Society 25th June, 2015

Practical event, run by EBLEX & MLC Services Ltd

Suffolk Sheep Society would encourage breeders to attend this free event in Warwickshire.

 

FREE Sheep “Live to Dead” Events

Thursday 25th June 2015

9.00am prompt start until 1.30pm

Farmers Fresh, The Abattoir, Rouncil Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 1NN

 

This practical event, run by EBLEX & MLC Services Ltd, allows you to handle live animals and make your assessment of fat cover and conformation using the EUROP grid. You will then see the same animals on the hook in the chillers and the actual classification so you can compare the assessments made whilst the animals were alive.

There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss various market requirements, factors affecting killing out percentages and dressing specifications.

Other topics include:

  • Current consumer demands
  • Characteristics of breeds
  • Abattoir/Livestock Market requirements
  • Hygiene requirements – farm and abattoir

 

Discussion with the trainers and other participants will give you a greater insight into these areas.

 

On the day you will need to bring CLEAN wellingtons and something warm for the chillers. 

You MUST also bring some form of ID, ie. Driving Licence or Passport.  Lunch and Refreshments are included.

 

Please note that all Attendees to these events must be 18 years and over.

 

To register for your FREE place ring Stevie on 01904 771211 or email brp.events@eblex.ahdb.org.uk

EBLEX is a division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

 

 

 

Stevie Hartley
BRP Events Administrator
EBLEX
AskhamBryan College
Askham Bryan
York
YO23 3FR
Office:  01904 771211
Email: stevie.hartley@ahdb.org.uk
Web: www.eblex.org.uk

 

EBLEX is a division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

 

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1 Comments

Rob Dunsford

Fantastic article - really enjoyed reading.

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