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Sheep Genetics Dual Purpose Plus Index

We use the Sheep Genetics Dual Purpose Plus Index to select our sheep. This index is aimed at those producers whose majority sheep income comes from sheep sales. It is for self-replacing merino flocks that do not keep their wethers and also join a portion of their ewes to terminal sires for lamb production. The following table shows the likely genetic response to 10 years of selection !

Trait Likely genetic response to 10 years of selection
Fleece Weight
increase +3%
Fibre diameter
maintain 0 micron
Body Weight
high increase +2.3 kg
Muscle depth
moderate increase +0.5 mm
Staple Strength
small increase +0.5 N/kt
moderate increase +4.5%
For Sheep Genetics interactive ram catalogue of 2021 Rams. To sort rams on a particular trait or index you may be interested in -the double click on that title.
To see actual details of clean fleece weight percentage, fibre diameter, fibre diameter deviation, SD, CV, Comfort Factor, Curvature, Staple length and strength, Birth Type and Birth Date.
To compare how each ram is rated compared to other animals in Australia. To see percentile band table.
For Sheep Genetics AI Malleetech Ram Semen Catalogue
Ramselect Catalogue of 2021 Rams
Auctionsplus Catalogue to see pictures and videos of rams find matching eartag number and select. Available early August!