Category: Performace Traits

We’re serious about lambing ease. Very few of our clients have trouble at lambing. For many of our clients, the birthweight asbv is the first one they look at. Dead lambs don’t grow, and never make sale weight. We first started weighing lambs at birth in 1996. Since then we have weighed 14,759 poll dorset […]

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This year we have run our ewe lambs as tough as we ever have (except in a drought) in an attempt to actually slow their growth so that they don’t end up as big as adults.  Surprisingly they have still managed to put on 0.16 kg/day per day in the 10 weeks from scanning (muscle, […]

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A lot more happens behind the scenes in a modern, performance focused ram breeding operation. While most lamb producers focus on 2 or 3 traits when buying rams (traits like growth rate, fat, muscle and birthweight), as breeders we now have 9 different traits included in our selection index of ebvs. Clearly the primary profit […]

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