Objective Measurement Summary
Micron Testing Laser scan - SEPTEMBER All stud and commercial hoggets are micron & CV tested. The highest indexing commercial ewes are subjectively classed. A small portion will enter the ram breeding nucleus
Fleece Weighing - SEPTEMBER All stud and commercial hoggets are fleece weighed. Stud ewe hoggets are fleece weighed for a second time.
Body Weighing - SEPTEMBER All stud and selected weaners are body weighed off shears. Stud ewe hoggets are fleece weighed for a second time.
Worm Collecting - JUNE Faecal egg counts are taken on weaner rams to evaluate their resistance to worms
Mothering Up - NOVEMBER Pedigree's are recorded for stud lambs to increase linkage and accuracy of genetic merit
Selection: Population Genetics + Objective Measurement = Genetic Gain on Steroids!