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Lifetime Productivity (AMSEA) Project

AWI and the Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association have teamed to deliver the 10-year (2015-25) Merino Lifetime Productivity Project. 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. Sire evaluation trials operate for the first two years and combine with tracking of the performance of ewe progeny as they proceed through four to five joinings and annual shearings. A full suite of assessments will be undertaken during the project including visual trait scoring, classer gradings, the objective assessment of a range of key traits and index evaluations. The resultant unique and extensive dataset will be used to enhance existing Merino breeding and selection strategies.

Project date

1 Feb 2015-31 Dec 2024

Principal investigator

Ben Swain

Project funded by

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

Australian Wool Innovation is a not-for-profit enterprise that conducts research, development and marketing along the worldwide supply chain for Australian …

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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