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Merino Lifetime Productivity (MLP) Project - Macquarie 2017 Nominations Now Open

DON'T MISS OUT - Nominate Now

The Merino Lifetime Productivity (MLP) project is now taking sire nominations for the final joining at the Macquarie (Trangie, NSW) site. Sires entered will join 166 sires across five sire evaluation sites where their 5000 ewe progeny will be retained for annual joining, classing and lifetime assessment. The result will be an important dataset that will allow the comprehensive investigation of Merino productivity over a complete lifetime, across different locations and genotypes.

Have you ever wondered why some animals consistently perform year in and year out whilst others fade with time? Are there any factors that might help us to better predict superior lifetime performance at a young age? With the growing influence of the lamb industry on Merinos, what's the impact of selecting for growth, reproduction and carcase traits on lifetime wool productivity? The MLP project aims to answer these and many more industry questions.

Download the MLP Project - 2017 Macquarie Nomination Forms here. Don't miss out, nominations close on the 29 September at 5pm.

Further information

For further information please contact Anne Ramsay, Merino Lifetime Productivity Project Manager on 0400 368 448.