AUSTRALIA’S largest on-property Merino sheep genetics display will be held at Harrow in western Victoria next week.
The Balmoral Sire Evaluation Group will feature 2015 and 2016-drop progeny from the Merino Lifetime Productivity Project and other trials at the February 16 field day at ‘Tuloona’ near Harrow.
The main on-property display and field day will run from 1pm-5pm, featuring a guest speaker panel explaining the MLP project and a presentation on electronic sheep collars between 2-3pm. There will also be trade demonstrations and displays.
The 2017 trial progeny will also be on display at ‘Kooringal’ at 2115 Coleraine-Edenhope Road, Coleraine, between 10am-noon.
Prior to the main field day, a free sheep selection workshop will be held at Tuloona from 10am-12.30pm. Speakers will include Alan Casey on relating Australian Sheep Breeding Values to live animals; Penny Schulz on ASBVs, RamSelect and MERINOSELECT; Rob Close on selecting sheep on ASBVs and visually; Dale Bruns on visual selection, and; Hugh Jarvis and David Whyte on sire evaluation.
Bookings for the workshop are required as numbers are limited. Those interested should contact Liz Mecham on 0407015059 or [email protected] Tuloona is situated south of Harrow at 4580 Coleraine-Edenhope Road.