Representation and Education

Understanding Estimated Breeding Values: A simple practitioner’s guide to understanding EBVs for use on beef farms

Tackling an important subject many of us have a blind spot for, the next FREE webinar for BCVA members is on TUESDAY 12th December 8-9pm, presented by Jenny Hull.

Title: understanding Estimated Breeding values: A simple practitioner’s guide

Jenny Hull qualified from The Royal Vet College in 2007 and has worked in mainly beef and sheep practice in Northumberland ever since.  She has a keen interest in proactive beef and sheep health planning and driving an efficient beef and sheep industry that is sustainable as we enter a post-subsidised era of livestock production.  She is currently studying for a certificate in sheep health and production and outside of work keeps active and tends to her growing flock of pedigree Zwartbles sheep. 

Date: TUESDAY 12th December

Time: 8-9pm

Jenny’s webinar presentation will cover:

  • A very simple explanation of Breeding Indexes and the different EBVs
  • A very brief look at how they are calculated
  • What are the benefits and limitations of using EBVs
  • A practical look at lots of examples
  • How vets can get involved in the use EBVs in practice


Hopefully, at the end of this presentation, vets will have the confidence to discuss EBVs with clients on farm and when presented with a pedigree sale catalogue by a client, be able to help select sires based on their EBVs and therefore superior genetic merits.

Register for this webinar now at:

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


System Requirements:

PC-Based attendees - Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees - Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees - iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet


We look forward to 'seeing' you there! The webinar counts as 1 hour of CPD and a CPD certificate will be available to download after attending the webinar.


Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. After clicking on the link within this invitation, you will be invited to register for the webinar and will be given a unique log-in to access the live webinar at the time. You should enter your BCVA membership number where indicated. By enrolling for the free webinar you are giving permission for BCVA office staff to later verify your membership status. Some individuals may be contacted directly by BCVA office in order to do so. The webinar is also available to purchase by non-members for £40.

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