Merino bloodlines: a comparison based on wether trial results 2006–2016


The relative performance of commonly used Merino bloodlines has been updated with the 2016 analysis of 25 wether trials conducted in NSW (23), Victoria (1) and Tasmania (1) and one ewe productivity trial in WA between 2006 and 2016.

The previous analysis was derived from wether trials and ewe productivity trials run between 2004 and 2014.

The Merino bloodlines represented in the current analysis, compared with previous analyses, include 57 common and 20 new bloodlines.

Merino bloodline data used in this analysis has been sourced from wether trials and a ewe productivity trials that had been run for a minimum of two years, and an average of three years.

Topics include:

  • The trends
  • The genetic differences
  • Bloodline financial performance
  • Trials included in this analysis
  • Limitations


Primefact 1472

Published: Jun 2016

Interactive table of results