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Merino Lifetime Productivity Project


As a service to members and the wider sheep industry MerinoLink is participating in the AWI Funded Merino Lifetime Productivity Project. The trial site is “The Vale”, Goldifelds Way, Temora, utilising the Bluechip Livestock ewes.


About the MLP Project

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and the Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association (AMSEA) have teamed up with five sire evaluation sites to deliver the Merino Lifetime Productivity (MLP) Project 2015-25. The project is designed to capture lifetime data across diverse environments and Merino types to help better understand and deliver Merino ewe lifetime performance outcomes for the Australian Merino industry.

The AWI funded project is a $7 million (plus $5 million in support from project partners), 10-year partnership between AWI, AMSEA, nominating stud breeders and the site hosts. The collaborative effort will generate a unique Merino dataset that can be analysed to better understand how current selection approaches using visual selection along with 1) Raw Data, 2) Sire Adjusted Means, 3) Within Site and Project Breeding Values and 4) Australian Sheep Breeding Values (with and without genomic information), best predict the lifetime performance of the Merino ewe and how breeding strategies might be enhanced to deliver better productivity improvements to industry in the future.

For more information on the MLP Project and location of other MLP sites, head to the Merino Superior Sires website:


The MerinoLink Site

The Merino Lifetime Productivity (MLP) project has been designed to capture lifetime data from diverse environments, genetics and Merino types that will help us better understand and deliver lifetime performance outcomes for the Australian Merino industry.  The project is funded by entrants and Australian Wool Innovation.

The project offers a unique opportunity to answer many industry questions.  The MLP project runs on five sites where sire evaluation trial operates for the first two years and then the MLP project continues to measure the performance of ewe progeny over four to five joinings and annual shearings.

The ewe progeny will be annually assessed for visual and objective traits.  Below is a list of sires participating at the MerinoLink site:

Joined Sire Name
2016 Bella Lana,130296
2016 Boyanga, 145112
2017 Bundilla, 140055
2017 Centre Plus Poll, 407185
2017 Collinsville, 130545 (Apollo)
2017 DT Kenilworth, WH13017
2016 Glen Donald,120014
2016 Greendale, 120012
2017 Greendale, 140141
2017 Lachlan, 305
2016 – Link Leahcim Poll, 090918
2017 Leahcim Poll, 132624
2016 – Link One Oake No. 2 R56
2016 Pastora Poll, 082893
2016 Poll Boonoke, 120020
2016 Pooginook Poll,140632
2016 Roseville Park, 140611
2017 Tallawong, 150280
2017 Toland Poll, 151058
2017 Trefusis, 150282
2017 – Link Trigger Vale Poll, 140477
2016 Trigger Vale Poll, 140477
2017 Wallaloo Park, WP 422
2016 Wattledale, 140754
2017 – Link West Plains Poll (Mercenary), 110004
2016 Wurrook, 130149


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