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Improving your flock

A successful breeding program leads to increased reproduction rates and selection pressure which contribute to improved enterprise performance and resource management.

Sheep breeding

Sheep genetics

  • Breeding for increased resistance to worms
  • Genetic correlations in merino sheep
  • Heritabilities for production characters in merino sheep
  • Repeatability of production characters in merino sheep
  • Role of objective measurement
  • Selection of merino sheep resistant to body strike
  • Which grade of ram to choose?
  • Which stud to choose?

Last updated 05 August 2010