The Kinship programme – from Suzannah Long

 

Just a reminder to birth notify all your lambs before 31st October in the year of birth, the earlier you can do it the better. This keeps a record of the progeny each ewe produces. Birth notifying is free. Please don’t register all your lambs at vast expense, the system allows you to register ewes up to 2 years and rams up to 3 years. We register animals at time of sale or at their first tupping.

Please ensure any castrates are notified as castrates and not as males (entire rams). Also please kill off or transfer any animals at time of death or sale, to keep the numbers more precise.

Soays – there are 837 rams and 3678 females on the system.

There are 42 rams whose last progeny were born in 2009 – 2017, 203 rams born between 2005 and 2018 (registered prior to January 2019) who have no registered progeny and 84 birth notified born between 2007 and 2016. Are any of these animals alive?

Borerays – there are 416 rams and 1449 females on the system.

There are 14 rams whose last progeny were born in 2014 – 2017, 49 rams born between 2012 and 2018 (registered prior to January 2019) who have no registered progeny and 25 birth notified born between 2014 and 2016. Are any of these animals alive?