Fast Track Genetics for Wool & Meat


Petali Genetics: Walcha Merino & White Suffolk breeder Martin Oppenheimer Looks to the Future

James Wagstaff, The Weekly Times, 12.7.17


Future trends feature on Petali

“Martin Oppenheimer, Petali Poll Merinos principal, said there was plenty of demand for productive sheep that produced high-quality lamb & fibre.

“There appears to be unlimited demand for sheep with more early growth, in both merino & terminal lambs. The lambs finish faster & require less feed. Fat & Muscle are more important for improving reproduction & now eating quality can be improved by selection for Shear Force & intra-muscular Fat. It’s a win-win.”

Petali Poll Merinos has improved average ASBV Growth by 1.8kg, Fleece Weight by 4.3% plus Fat by 0.2mm in the past year.”

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2017 Sale results:

White Suffolks

Offered 60 Sold 54

Average $1003 Top $1600

Poll Merinos

Offered 60 Sold 46

Average $1864 Top $7000

Poll Merino
Flock 60 1279

White Suffolk
Flock 23 0753

OJD Monitored Negative 3

Accredited Brucellosis Free

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