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Nationwide project studies long term ewe performance

By Catherine Miller
Published in the 2017 Merino Annual


MANY Merino breeders are finding the lifetime performance of individual ewes within
their flock can vary greatly throughout the years. Some produce a valuable fleece and lamb each year, while others may lose fleece weight or fertility as they age.

The Merino Lifetime Productivity project is hoping to find ways to identify the best long-term performers through measurement and visual classing.

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