When asked – what type of measurements can Merino breeders look at to better understand their flock – Belinda Steers said the first one is your DNA flock profile.
“From a commercial flock point of view, your DNA flock profile is the biggest tool in your tool box,” Ms Steers said.
“It straightaway determines if it’s the genes or the management which is letting you down to why things aren’t happening on the farm.”
Ms Steers was addressing the Empowering your Merino webinar hosted by the Pooginook Merino stud, Coleambally.
She continued her address by highlighting the many traits which can easily be measured such as greasy fleece weight, micron and staple length if you are interested in six-month shearing.
“You can also map your growth by…