ASBVs


As a participant Sheep Genetics, MERINOSELECT, Miramoona receives ASBVís (Australian Sheep Breeding Values) for each of the meat, wool, disease and reproduction traits from Merino Genetic Services. To help commercial breeders take the risk out of breeding decisions ASBVís help to reduce that risk.

We can create an information overload if too many figures are presented to clients so we are limiting it to:
  • YWT - Yearling weight, between animals at 360 days of age (+ figure above average)
  • YCFW Ė Yearling clean fleece weight, between animals at 360 days of age (+ figure above average)
  • YFD - Fibre diameter, between animals at 360 days of age (-figure lower than average)
  • YWEC - Yearling Worm Egg Count, between animals at 360 days of age (- figure better than average)

Other ASBVís are available on request.
Miramoona has a number of sires that have again performed well in MERINOSELECT in a number of areas. These sires are in the top 1% of the trait.

Semen Sires

Miramoona 000600

Test Year Mic Y% SD CV

Sept 2001 14.7 78.4 2.9 18.7

Aug 2004 16.4 74.0 3.1 18.5

Aug 2007 15.6 74.4 3.0 19.0

Primary 17.0 Secondary 15.6 S/P 37.1

Follicles per mm 85.0



YFD
-2.8

Sire: Miramoona 990053
Dam: Miramoona 970499

Miramoona 600 is in the top 1% Number of Lambs Weaned showing good fertility and a conception of 140% and higher. Progeny are even in body size and wool style. Miramoona 600 was selected for the AWI/MLA Sheep Genomics Project for his high fertility rate and a Link Sire in the Central Nucleus Flock.





Miramoona 010008

Test Year Mic Y% SD CV

Sept 2002 16.4 76.5 2.8 17.2

Aug 2003 17.5 75.1 2.9 17.1

Aug 2007 16.9 75.0 2.9 17.2


YWEC
-65

Sire: Merryshiels 148
Dam: Miramoona 970761

Miramoona 08 is in the top 1% for resistance to worms. This a white lustrus deep crimping wool POLL RAM. Maidens are selected on low WEC ASBVís and joined to 08 to produce progeny with excellent worm resistance.

SEMEN RATES $40 PER DOSE + GST

ON PROPERTY PRIVATE TREATY SALE RAMS AVAILABLE after the Armidale Unhoused Ram Sale