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Malleetech Poll Merino Rams now available for private selection . Check out Sheep Genetics Catalogue for available rams . Some in the top 10% of Australia for Dual Purpose Plus. Good Weaning Rate, YCFW, EMD and Backfat rams.

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 2022 Private Selection 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 fleece weights, fibre diameter, fibre diameter deviation, SD, CV, Comfort Factor, Curvature, 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 2022 Rams
Auctionsplus Catalogue to see photos , wool shots and videos of rams.