Smart ways to match ewes to lambs

TWICE A day, every day, for the five weeks her stud ewes are lambing, Poll Merino breeder Lynley Anderson drives around the flock looking for new-born lambs. She tags them, weighs them, and notes tag numbers to link the lambs to their mothers. When she finds the time, she transfers her notes to the computer.

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This laboriously-gathered information is the basis for recording the pedigrees of the flock and enables Lynley to have Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs) assigned to her sheep.

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