Funding Opportunities for Breeders in Wales

Hybu Cig Cymru is the organisation responsible for the development, promotion and marketing of Welsh red meat. HCC currently offer a range of funding opportunities and resources to lamb and beef producers in Wales.

 

 Hybu Cig Cymru
What HCC offer to Suffolk Breeders in Wales?

Hybu Cig Cymru is the organisation responsible for the development, promotion and marketing of Welsh red meat. HCC currently offer a range of funding opportunities and resources to lamb and beef producers in Wales.

If you are interested in any of the support we provide please visit the website

Link Iconwww.hccmpw.org

or contact HCC by email at

info@hccmpw.org.uk

 or by calling

01970 625 050

Breed Improvement

HCC aims to help breeders in Wales by offering support to introduce superior genetics into their flocks.

The table below shows the amount of funding available to breeders in Wales.

 

Performance Recording

Artificial Insemination

Embryo Transfer

50%

50%(max £500)

50%(max £700)

 
For more information please click
Link Iconhere
 Performance Recording (PR)

Performance recording allows you to:

  • Enables flock selection based on performance.
  • Measure traits that you can’t see (e.g. muscle depth).
  • Improve selected traits while maintaining others.
  • Use the figures as a marketing too.

Breeders can start recording immediately by contacting Signet by phone on

02476 478 829

or by email at

signet@eblex.org.uk

Artificial Insemination (AI) & Embryo Transfer (ET)

To qualify for AI and ET funding from HCC, the rams used must have EBV’s equivalent to, or higher than any of these figures:

 

The table below shows the 2012 Qualification Criteria for Suffolk rams

Maternal Ability

Scan Weight

Muscle Depth

Top 25%

Top 10%

Top 10%

0.36

9.36

3.15

Information published by Signet Breeding Services, January 2012

 
Fertility Testing Rams

HCC are offering funding towards fertility testing rams.  Ram fertility is vitally important as infertile rams are a major cause of economic loss in the industry.

HCC will fund 50% of the cost of fertility testing up to £200 (to a maximum of £40 per ram)

Study Tours

Funding for tours within Wales, the UK and abroad:

  • Up to £200 per business

For more information please click

Link Iconhere

 Carcase Selection Events

The opportunity to assess live animals, follow them through the abattoir process to the chillers and review the carcases.  The event gives an insight into:

  • Current market demands
  • Carcase classification
  • Breed traits

And is free to all breeders in Wales.  For more information please click

Link Iconhere

 



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