As part of our sheep production business we run a commercial prime lamb enterprise utilising our Meat Maternal rams to produce a self-replacing ewe flock of approximately 600 ewes.
These ewes are joined to our Poll Dorset rams, allowing us to progeny test both Terminal and Maternal characteristics.
The commercial flock is run on leased land in our area and has allowed us to conduct progeny testing programs as part of our mating’s each year. The results we obtain from these progeny tests, benefit both our clients directly and help us refine and enhance our breeding program.
In some of our most recent progeny test programs we have looked at:
High muscle v’s High growth
Gestation length v’s birth weight for ewe lamb joining