MerinoLink Sire Evaluation

MerinoLink Sire Evaluation

MerinoLink coordinate two Merino Sire Evaluation sites in Southern NSW.  One near Jugiong NSW and one near Yass NSW, under the auspices of the Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association (AMSEA).

MerinoLink Sire Evaluation – 2017 Drop

2017 MerinoLink Sire Evaluation Program (Cavan)

The program will fully evaluate a maximum of thirteen (13) rams and accommodate three (3) link sires.  Ewes will be Artificially Inseminated late February 2017 (28th Feb and 1st March 2017). Ewes will lamb down in mobs of singles and twins to maximize lamb survival.  The progeny will be DNA Parent Tested to identify sire and dam pedigree at marking.  Lambs will be tagged two to three weeks after lambing and run in one mob for the remainder of the evaluation.

Progeny will be assessed at 10 months of age and then again at 22 months of age (visual and objective assessments) in line with the Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association (AMSEA) requirements.

Ewe Base and Host Property Information

“Cavan” Station has kindly offered to host the 2017 MerinoLink Sire Evaluation.  “Cavan” Station is a historic property located along the Murrumbidgee River in the Southern Tablelands, South of Yass, NSW.  The ewe flock will be run on “Ravenswood” which is a specific sub-part of “Cavan”, well suited to running the sire evaluation.  1,500 3 year, 4 year and 5 year old ewes have been purchased from a long standing Bogo Merino ram client.  800 of these ewes will be used for the 2017 Sire Evaluation program.

Sires being evaluated -Bundilla 140055 (Link); Hazeldean 11.3542 (Link); Centre Plus 407185 (Link); Bogo 500300, Pooginook Poll 125188; Rocklyn Merinos 120182; Woodpark Poll 150106; Centre Plus 307603; Hazeldean 13.4936; GRASS 142000; Adina 124156; Nerstane 150076; Greendale 150018; Boudjah P0005; Centre Plus WA 338205; Hazeldean 204030.

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MerinoLink Sire Evaluation – 2016 Drop

The 2016 program is evaluating ten (10) sires and two (2) link sires. Ewes were Artificially Inseminated mid February 2016. AI ewes lambed down in sire groups in separate paddocks in mid July, 2016. Lambs were tagged approximately two weeks after lambing and have been run in one mob for the remainder of the evaluation.

Progeny have been assessed at 10 months of age and then again at 22 months of age (visual and objective assessments) in line with the Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association (AMSEA) requirements.

Sires being evaluated – Bogo 400130; Bundilla Poll 140055; Collingwood 140200; Gullen Gamble 121070; Leahcim Poll 090918; Mumblebone 130389; Pastora Poll 140564; Pooginook Poll 140961; Rocklyn Merinos 140296; The Yanko 130003; Woodpark Poll 120342; Yarrawonga 140961

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MerinoLink Sire Evaluation – 2015 Drop

The 2015 program is evaluating 17 sires, including link, common and a historic sire. Ewes were Artificially Inseminated late February 2015. AI ewes lambed down in sire groups in separate paddocks in mid July, 2015. Lambs were tagged approximately two weeks after lambing and have been run in one mob for the remainder of the evaluation.

Progeny have been assessed at 10 months of age and then again at 22 months of age (visual and objective assessments) in line with the Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association (AMSEA) requirements.

Sires evaluated – Billandri Poll 121391; Bundilla Poll 120013; Centre Plus 307564; Centre Plus 000183 (historic sire); Hazeldean 003542; Kerin Poll 130980; Mumblebone 130850; Mumblebone 130389; Pastora Poll 131634; Pastora Poll  130011; Pooginook Poll 130083; Rocklyn Merinos 130022; Roseville Park 140019; Wattledale / CP 337919; Wattledale 130115; Willandra Poll 120026 (Desmond); Woodpark Poll 130431

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MerinoLink Sire Evaluation – 2014 Drop

The 2014 drop MerinoLink Sire Evaluation evaluated 12 sires and completed its first assessment in June 2015 and the second assessment in February 2016.

Sires evaluated –Roseville Park 881232 (historic); Weealla WEE117; Lachlan Merinos LM100; Willandra Poll 120026 (Desmond); Greendale 120012; Pooginook 120506; GRASS Merinos 2165; Billandri 100701; Hazeldean 8.3561; Centre Plus 907538; Woodpark Poll 120407; Kerin Poll 120425

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