Merino Lifetime Productivity project New England sire nominations sought

Sheep Central, December 4, 2017

SIRE nominations are being sought for the Merino Lifetime Productivity project’s final joining at its New England site at Armidale in New South Wales.

Sires entered at New England will join 166 rams across the five MLP project sire evaluation sites where their 5000 ewe progeny will be retained for annual joining, classing and lifetime assessment.

The Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association said the result will be an important dataset that will allow the comprehensive investigation of Merino productivity over a complete lifetime, across different locations and genotypes.

AMSEA is looking for a wide range of sires including:

Horned and poll rams

Different types of rams representing the broadness of the Merino industry

Rams currently with and without ASBVs

High industry impact rams (eg. show winners and/or widely used)

Younger and older rams

Sire spaces are limited.

Breeders should submit their sire nomination and take the final New England joining opportunity to be part of this milestone project, AMSEA said. Nominations close on the January 31 2018.

Download the MLP Project – 2018 New England Nomination Forms here.

For further information please contact Anne Ramsay, MLP Project Manager on 0400 368 448.

Merino Superior Sires survey feedback

AMSEA recently released Merino Superior Sires 23 both as a hard copy publication and via This annual publication combines the results of all sires entered in sire evaluation trials around Australia.

In order to continually improve Merino Superior Sires, AMSEA would love to hear your feedback on Merino Superior Sires 23 via your participation in a user-friendly, 5 minute survey.

Click here to complete the Merino Superior Sires 23 survey.

Source: AMSEA.


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