“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.” Country Leader 9.1.17
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