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After eliminating potential candidates for any significant structural and mobility faults our approach is to select a balanced team of sires with as much pedigree diversity and performance as we can find. Mostly the second part isn’t easy! We also look for AI sires that will link us well to the rest of the Sheep […]

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Make the most of the 2019 joining (and next year) For most producers ewe numbers will be down for 2019 and returns from wool and lamb potentially look exceptional. The need to get maximum numbers of lambs on the ground is more critical than ever. If you haven’t joined yet here a few reminders to […]

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What drives genetic gain   In a discussion with perhaps the leading merino breeder in Australia recently he was asked what he put their rise in the rate of genetic gain down to.   He quoted six major points:   Choose to go faster – mindset Doing my own matesel (mate allocation) DNA tests – […]

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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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Selecting rams for this years sire teams has been one of the most challenging I have experienced for a number of years. If you’re not sure of your breeding objective, that selection is always more difficult. In 2016 we had Sheep Genetics analysis changes that made quite significant differences to eating quality. What were formerly research […]

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