MLP Sires

Over the life of the project, 135 industry representative sires will each be joined by artificial insemination to 90 ewes in order to generate 5,000 F1 ewes. The repeat use of sires across sites and years will ensure sufficient linkage to allow data to be analysed within each site, across sites and in combination with other industry databases such as MERINOSELECT.

Linkage plays a vital role in the MLP project allowing results to be compared across drops within a site, across sites in the project and with animals in MERINOSELECT. In each year of joining, two sires are selected for use across all the sites. These sires are specifically selected to meet project objectives.

Broadly, the sire selection criteria involved ensured that a diverse range of sires were selected to ensure the relationship between reproduction, growth, carcase and fleece traits over a ewes lifetime is able to be assessed. The criteria were based on:

  • Industry representative: Involvement of horn/poll, Merino wool types, and sires with and without Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs).
  • Genetically representative: Sires have been selected from the four main genetic performance groups (clusters) in the MERINOSELECT database to ensure a wide diversity of sires. The first cluster contains animals with an emphasis on increased fat and muscle and reduced worm egg counts, and often have slightly lower wool performance. The second cluster are high performers across industry indexes. The third are primarily wool focused, and the fourth involves animals that fall outside the original three groups. Selection was balanced between the first of the three groups with some representation from the fourth.
  • Fleece trait value and predicted change: Predicted to maintain, increase or decrease fleece value over time.
  • Performance range: High and low performance for traits based on percentile band tables.
  • Sire Age: A balance of young (progeny yet to be evaluated) and older rams.
  • Impact rams: Sires that have performed well in the Show Ring, sires with high semen sales (both with or without ASBVs) and sires with high ASBV index values.
Merino Evaluation (Bill) | Merino Superior Sires
Pooginook Sires - Merino Lifetime Productivity Project | Merino Superior Sires
Macquarie - Merino Evaluation | Merino Superior Sires

2015

  • Billandri Poll, 130087
  • Bogo, 111424
  • Bundaleer Poll, 13V741
  • Bundilla, 111265
  • Centre Plus Poll, 207316
  • Darriwell, 130941
  • Glenpaen, 120042
  • Greenfields Poll, 130599
  • Hazeldean, 11.43
  • Kurra-Wirra, SR5681
  • Leahcim Poll, 090918 L*
  • Leahcim Poll, 123153
  • Merinotech WA Poll, 100081
  • Mokanger, 120092
  • Moojepin, 100248 L
  • Mumblebone, 130389
  • Mumblebone, 130850
  • Nareeb Nareeb, 130380
  • Nerstane, 130467
  • One Oak No.2, R56 L*
  • Roseville Park, 140019
  • The Mountain Dam, 11/ESA004
  • Tuckwood Poll, 121021
  • Yalgoo, 120043
  • Yiddinga, 130374

2016

  • Centre Plus Poll, 707115
  • Glen Holme , 141077 (Dohne)
  • GRASS Merino, 142194 (R4)
  • Greendale, 120012 *
  • Greenfields Poll, 140345
  • Greenland, 2.366
  • Hannaton Poll, 120046
  • Hazeldean, 11.3542 (Hugh)
  • Kiandra Poll, 140757
  • Kooringal, 130519
  • Kurra-Wirra, SB5585
  • Leahcim Poll, 090918 *
  • Melrose, 12UGB060
  • Mumblebone, 130389
  • Mumblebone, 140026
  • Nerstane, 100919
  • One Oak No.2, R56 *
  • Stockman Poll, 090853 (Stilts)
  • Terrick West Poll, 122220
  • The Mountain Dam, 11/ESA004 *
  • Trefusis, 110482
  • Tuckwood Poll, 131026
  • Wallaloo Park Poll, 120912
  • Woodyarrup, 120175
  • Yiddinga, 141989

2016

  • Billandri Poll, 130641
  • Boolading Blues Poll, 120708
  • Claypans Poll, 130597
  • East Mundulla, 090137 (Jonty)
  • Ejanding Poll, 145096
  • Haddon Rig, 2.715
  • Hazeldean, 11.43 *
  • Ingle Poll, 130387
  • Leahcim Poll, 090918 *
  • Merinotech WA Poll, 100081 *
  • Moojepin, 140377
  • One Oak No.2, R56 *
  • Rhamily Poll, 110330 (Benny)
  • West Plains Poll, 110004 (Mercenary)
  • Wyambeh Poll, 140141

2017

  • Anderson Rams, 140474
  • Barloo Poll, 140027 (Eureka)
  • Billandri Poll, 151280
  • Coromandel Poll, 130660
  • Cranmore, 13.10
  • Edale, 10Z266K
  • Ingle Poll, 150087
  • Mianelup Poll, M00540 (Expo)
  • Moojepin, 120652
  • Moorundi Poll, NE73
  • Neearra Poll, 110264
  • Range View Poll, 5-680
  • Trigger Vale Poll, 140477 *
  • West Plains Poll, 110004 (Mercenary) *
  • Woodyarrup, 150329

2017

  • Centre Plus Poll, 707115 *
  • Collinsville Poll, 130545 (Apollo)
  • Darriwell, 130941 *
  • GRASS Merino, 122190 (P47) L
  • Gullen Gamble Poll, 120018
  • Hazeldean, 13.4936
  • Kerin Poll, 151911
  • Moojepin, 120652 *
  • Mumblebone, 151367
  • Roseville Park, 132933
  • Trigger Vale Poll, 140477 *
  • Wanganella, 130816
  • West Plains Poll, 110004 (Mercenary) *
  • Wilgunya, 121224
  • Willandra Poll, 140030 (Des)

2018

  • Anderson Rams, 150266
  • Centre Plus Poll, 707115 *
  • Charinga (Doc), 130240
  • Glen Donald, 120014 *
  • GRASS Merino (R15), 141924
  • Gullen Gamble Poll, 14189
  • Haddon Rig, 2.715 *
  • Hazeldean, 11.3542 (Hugh) *
  • Kerin Poll, 160137
  • Langdene, 160950
  • Lewisdale Poll (Monty), 150010
  • Orrie Cowie (Trojan), 140050
  • Roseville Park (Poll), 150039
  • Stockman Poll (Pioneer), 130707
  • Wanganella, 150610
  • Willandra Poll, 160001

2017

  • Connemarra Poll, 140257
  • Conrayn, MVB123
  • Cressbrook, 140055
  • Egelabra, HEK 1.36
  • Grindon, 150017
  • Karori, 140188
  • Miramoona, 140012
  • Mirani, 120021
  • Moorundi Poll, NE73 *
  • Nerstane, 150073
  • Petali Poll, 150697
  • Trefusis, 150282 *
  • Trigger Vale Poll, 140477 *
  • West Plains Poll, 110004 (Mercenary) L*
  • Yalgoo, 150313

2018

  • Alfoxton, 150430
  • Avington Poll, 160047
  • Bungulla, 160350
  • Clovernook Poll, 160095
  • Cressbrook, 140055 *
  • Eilan Donan, Harvey (5145)
  • Europambela, 120101
  • Hillcreston Park Poll, 110143
  • Hilltop, HT Poll 156
  • Karori, 150222
  • Nerstane, 150073 *
  • Petali Poll, 160849
  • Tallawong (Poll), 150280 *
  • Wurrook, 130149 *
  • Yalgoo, 160070