"Medium peppin 19-20 micron rams over 30 years of performance breeding to increase your profits"
"Our aim is to make genetic progress in factors of economic importance to Merino breeders"
For over 30 years all ewes and rams in the GRASS system have been selected on performance plus visual classing.
For the last 17 years final selection was made on an economically weighted selection index. Major factors in the selection process include:
- For 37 years GRASS Merinos have been genetically modifying their Merino rams.
- By measuring all the key profit making factors and then joining the best to the best, constant profit improvement is possible.
- Profit per hectare is the only way to measure sheep performance… Like wheat growers!
- Top performance flocks make profits 30% above average. This can be achieved merely by changing the variety of Merino Rams…. Like wheat growers!