Maintaining a productive flock - Culling

Culling animals is essentially a ‘de-selection’ process, which helps to ensure the economic viability and health of your flock. All of the points you look for when picking breeding stock should be applied on a regular basis to the animals already in your flock. Most producers make culling decisions between weaning and the next . . . → Read More: Maintaining a productive sheep flock – Culling

Sheep breeding and genetics

Genetics and the Environment

All characteristics (traits) of an animal that can be seen or measured are referred to as its phenotype. This includes height, weight, growth rate, wool colour, temperament, reproductive ability, disease resistance etc. An animal’s phenotype for each of its traits depends on both genetics and environment. At conception, genetic material . . . → Read More: Sheep breeding and genetics