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Latest updates from The New Zealand Merino Company's production science team


Update from the central progeny test

We shared the latest data, including estimated breeding values (EBVs), for the CPT sires at an Open Day on 14 February. Click on the links below for more information:

These EBVs were current as at 24 January 2017 and were based on all known data for the rams (and all known relatives) where this information has been submitted to Sheep Genetics for analysis.

We have also included links below to two handy tools for using EBVs. Click here if you would like copies sent to you by post.

Contact Mark Ferguson in the NZM Production Science team if you would like to discuss your personal breeding objective and the traits that are likely to be most important for your particular production system.

Let's unlock the potential of the ‘perfect sheep’ for your production system

At The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM), we understand that every property is unique and that there is no 'one-size-fits-all' solution. We want to help you find the 'perfect sheep' for your production system.

NZM's production science initiatives focus on four key principles:

  • Market-led production: Focus on what your production system can produce best, and produce it to your target market's specifications.
  • Breed well: Choose genetics that meet your breeding objective.
  • Feed well: Develop year-round forage systems to unlock the true potential of your sheep.
  • Keep them well: Optimise animal health and welfare through best-practice management.

On this website you will find the tools, along with exciting new developments, to help you get the most out of your sheep production system:

Click here to contact an NZM specialist today - we look forward to working with you.



  Page last updated 13 March 2017.