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Team DNA profiling delivers highly predictable performance of lambs

Thursday 16th of January 2014


DNA testing not only identifies the breeding potential of individual rams, the benefits of increased certainty in predicting performance of future progeny multiplies dramatically when a preferred genetic profile is applied to teams of rams, according to Riverina studmaster Murray Long.

Mr Long, of Pendarra White Suffolks stud at Ardlethan, NSW, has positioned himself at the forefront of the genomic revolution taking place within the sheep industry, completely overhauling the structure of his breeding program to exploit the massive benefits available through selecting for specific traits.

He has drastically scaled back his ewes from 800 to 450, to allow him to focus on testing and breeding for meat eating quality.

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