Research/Trial

Merino Lifetime Productivity Update

Described as one of the largest and longest  Merino projects in the country, the Merino Lifetime Productivity (MLP) project recently opened its doors to industry at three of its five sites. Read more ... Read More

Merino Lifetime Productivity Project – Inspection & Field Day 15/03/2017

Come hear the latest update on the Merino Lifetime Productivity Project. Followed by Sheep handling equipment demonstrations and the new purpose built Arrow Sheep yards fitted out with the Peak Handler, Auto-drafter and Immobiliser. Print Friendly Flyer (PDF) ... Read More

MerinoLink LifeTime Productivity Project – Trial Update

Moses & Son and our farm on the outskirts of Temora, is one of a current three properties involved in the Merino Lifetime Productivity Project, under MerinoLink Management. This project ultimately aims to produce a report and evaluation towards answering some of the most frequently asked questions in ... Read More

MLP trial – Lamb examinations

Over the last few days at “The Vale” we have been working on the Merino Lifetime Productivity trial. We also had two work experience girls with us, a year 11 student from Temora High School and an Animal Science student from Charles Sturt University to ... Read More

LAST CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Peter Westblade Memorial Merino Challenge 2016-2018 The PWMMC is a two-year genetic evaluation measuring wool, meat and growth traits of entrant’s individual wethers. Over the duration of the PWMMC more than 60,000 individual records to be collected, analysed and reported. This information provides both the ... Read More

Lifetime Productivity Project

MerinoLink Lifetime Productivity Project Site

As a service to members and the wider sheep industry MerinoLink is participating in the AWI Funded Lifetime Productivity Project. The trial site will be at “The Vale”, Barmedman Road, Temora utilizing the Bluechip Livestock ewes.

The MerinoLink Lifetime Productivity Project – 2016 joining

The program will fully evaluate a maximum of ten (11) rams and accommodate two (2) link sires. Ewes were Artificially Inseminated on the 4th, 5th and 6th January 2016. Ewes will be lambed down in small mobs to accommodate the nutrition requirements of single and multiple births. All progeny will be DNA tested to allocate full pedigree. Lambs will be tagged two to three weeks after lambing and then run in one mob for the remainder of the evaluation.

Progeny will be assessed at 10 months of age and then again at 20 months of age (visual and objective assessments) in line with the Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association (AMSEA) requirements (page 12). The ewe progeny will remain on “The Vale” have adult measurements collected with the, measuring adult fleece and reproduction traits.