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  • AHDB Beef & Lamb Selection Factor!

    Posted on by Kat Mozdzynski

    Have you got the “selection factor”?

    AHDB Beef & Lamb is looking to recruit a team with the “selection factor” to join its new Selection Academy.

    They are launching a search to find a team of trainers from the livestock industry, who stand out from the crowd when it comes to selecting live animals for slaughter.

    AHDB logo Increasing the numbers of livestock meeting specification is an important part of the new AHDB strategy, with a target set to increase the number of animals meeting supplier specifications by 2% year on year, reaching 58% for cattle and 58% for sheep by 2020.

    Not meeting target specification is having a significant impact on producer profitability in the beef and sheep industry, so we’re putting the Selection Academy initiative in place to recruit a team of trainers who can support our work to get more stock in specification. We will work with this group to equip them with the skills and resources to deliver our technical messages on live selection, market demand and consumer needs. They will then help us deliver these messages in a live setting to farmers and the supply chain, and spread the wealth of knowledge we have available.

    We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to get involved and we decided the best way to do that would be to hold assessment days. That way we can assess their skills and knowledge when handling livestock and presenting to an audience. It will be a less pressurised situation than standing in front of Simon Cowell but, like him, we are only looking for the best to make up our final team.

    Assessment days in the North and South of England will be held week commencing  Monday 6 March. The closing date for applications is Friday 10 February. To apply fill in the application form and email to

    More information on the new three-year AHDB strategy can be found here.

    Best of luck with your application.

    AHDB Beef & Lamb

    Kat Mozdzynski
    Kat has been nursing for 12 years and joined the team at Towcester Vets back in 2013. She enjoys all aspects of nursing and specialises in clinical work and acupuncture.
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