Genetics

St Leger's earliest ram breeding production goals targeted

  • Fertility  ewes tw only etc
  • Mothering  - scoring mothers when tagging lambs, culling any inattentive ewes
  • Wean weights 
  • Growth rates
  • Wool hogget fleece weights
  • Side sampling incoming sires

While attention to these key goals remain, innovative and now commercially available technology has been integrated into flock management. This allows more progress in breeding a truly dual purpose sheep which has a high degree of disease resistance and resilience