Merino bloodlines: the comparison 1996-2006


Once more the performance differences between many commonly used Merino bloodlines can be defined, due to the Merino Breeding Group’s updated analysis of 63 wether and ewe comparisons conducted in NSW (21), SA (1), WA (32), Tasmania (1), Victoria (6) and Queensland (2) from 1996 to 2006.

The previous analysis was derived from wether comparisons run between 1994 and 2004. The bloodlines represented in the current analysis, compared with the previous analysis, include 74 new and 63 common bloodlines.

Bloodline data used in this analysis has been sourced from wether and ewe comparisons that have been run for a minimum of two years, and an average of three years.


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Published: Sep 2007