Improvements at Challara Merino Stud in 2013

There are two areas of improvement in the Challara Merino Stud this year:

  1. Eye muscle & fat measurements are better & more consistent than in previous years.
  2. Early identification of fertility is also becoming more evident this year with an extra 574 lambs born from ewe weaners from 920 that were mated for one month from mid January to mid February.

Measurements that are proven to work through the Merino Select program & keeping the sheep in good condition is really starting to give Challara good results. The next step of improvement in the future will be DNA testing.