The UK-based Sheep Breeders Round Table 2019 is taking place in East Midlands from Friday 15 November to Sunday 17 November. The event is organised with the support of industry bodies Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (ADHB), AgriSearch, HYBU CIG CYMRU (Wales), the National Sheep Association (NSA), Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), iSAGE and Scotland's Rural College (SRUC).

Day one of the event featured a strong focus on the important role performance recording plays in underpinning genetic progress. Session one was titled Developing a Resilient UK Sheep Industry and included five presentations. The standout messages from each speaker is summarised below, with more in-depth reporting to follow.