Alderton Flock takes both Signet Performance Awards

4th August 2017

August 2017

Our stock ram, Hayne Oak Randall, won the Signet Performance award at the popular Burwarton Show in August. Our home-bred ram lamb, Alderton Monty, took the Signet Performance Award for the best Signet recorded ram lamb at the same event. Both are well above average for genetic merit - especially for Terminal Sire Index (which measures growth and carcase traits). In fact Randall is ranked 6th on the Top Stock Sires list of all recorded flocks, while Monty is 4th on the top ram lamb list for genetic merit in 2017. 

The Signet Performance Awards are given to the Signet recorded animals with above average genetic merit that are placed highest in the usual Shropshire show classes at Burwarton.  Randall was 2nd in the ram showing class and Monty was 3rd in the ram lamb class. Monty will be used as a stock sire in our flock from this autumn.