Ram Compare is a major new partnership which will enable the UK sheep industry to drive genetic improvement forward through the inclusion of commercial data in genetic evaluation. 6 commercial farms will test rams from 5 breeds – Suffolk, Texel, Charollais, Hampshire Down and Meatlink – and data from their lambs will be collected through to slaughter. An Essie ram was chosen as one of the Suffolks for natural service and has been working on Bowhill Estate in Berwickshire. Sion Williams, manager, was very pleased with the appearance of the ram on his arrival and is delighted that the lambs have been very good and vigorous. We look forward to the results.