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TBA conducts survey to discover how Covid-19 is affecting British breeders

The TBA survey has 13 questions that take around ten minutes to answer
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The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association is conducting a survey to discover how the coronavirus is affecting breeders.

It aims to gather information on the immediate impact of Covid-19 on breeders based in Britain, or who have mares or breeding operations in Britain as of April 2020. 

The TBA will carry out a further survey of breeders' activities and intentions as the situation progresses, however the association says it would like feedback now to inform how it can best support the British breeding industry. 

The survey contains 13 questions which should take approximately ten minutes to answer.

The deadline for responses is Friday, April 24. 

The survey can be taken by clicking here.

Read our Life in Lockdown Q&As with industry figures

Jerry Horan: 'My sister butchered my haircut. I think it was payback'

Violet Hesketh and Mimi Wadham: 'Social distancing isn't hard - just lonely!'

Henry Beeby: 'Nick Nugent and I have entered a beard growing competition'

Charles O'Neill: 'ITM will be ready to go when the markets open up again'

Freddy Powell: 'We're improving our online sale platform in case it's needed'

Bumble Mitchell: 'Online sales could be tricky for outlying studs like mine'

David Stack: 'I had to give a garda a lesson about the birds and the bees'

Colm Sharkey: 'I've been torturing myself trying to sort out my golf swing'

Rachael Gowland: 'I didn't realise how much I loved racing until I couldn't go'

Sam Hoskins: 'I've been listening to endless Cold War podcasts on my tractor'

Niamh Spiller: 'Video calls are very important to keep everyone motivated'

Jamie Lloyd: 'Staff have had all their own gear labelled, even wheelbarrows'

Micheál Orlandi: 'The stallions are flying and that gives me great hope'

Richard Venn: 'The French are in a good position to get back racing sooner'

Tim Kent: 'It's difficult to plan when we don't know when racing will resume'

Russell Ferris: 'Weatherbys had contingency plans that we activated at once'

Grant and Tom Pritchard-Gordon: 'Inglis Easter has kept us busy since January'

Peter Hockenhull: 'The social side of meeting and chatting to breeders is gone'

Polly Bonnor: 'We've fulfilled every feed order, including all our exports'

Richard Lancaster: 'We're fortunate that some Shadwell staff live on site'


The TBA will carry out a further survey of breeders' activities and intentions as the situation progresses
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