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Genetic benchmarking

OBJECTIVE genetic data delivered from benchmarking trials is bolstering the farm productivity and improving the wool cut for Yass merino breeders Sam and David Weir. The Peter Westblade Memorial Merino Challenge is Australia's largest commercial evaluation of merino genetics and has been designed to assist breeders to make informed decisions about their genetics. The challenge measures genetic differences between the lines of sheep, so the results indicate the performance of a flock's genetics and the impact this has in running a profitable sheep business.

See sheepcrc.org.au.

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