Management and Selection Criteria

Breeding objectives & Traits selected for maximized profitability

ASHGROVE COOPWORTHS
·       Over 40 years of performance recording
·       35 years of facial eczema testing. Ashgrove is an FEGold flock – testing at 0.6mg of sporidesmin/kgLW for last 17 years
·       Benchmarked in top 15% of maternal flocks nationwide based on NZMW
·       Strict focus on structural soundness and wool quality
·        Good worm resistance and selection using WormFec
·       100% of rams sold, fully recorded on SIL
·       Bred and commercially farmed on Northlands steepest hill country
·       Weaning 160% lambs at 28kgLW from ewes to ram at95 days
·       Unbeatable mothering ability with great survival and milking ability
·       SIL traits selected on are Meat, Growth, Reproduction, Survival, Wool, Adult Size, Facial Eczema and Worm Resistance, plus structural and longevity traits not recorded on SIL.
·        All ram hgts eye muscle scanned
ASHGROVE SUFTEX
·       Great growth rates and yield
·       All rams sold fully recorded on SIL
·       Well connected to some of NZ’s leading Suffolk and Suftex studs
·       All ram hgts eye muscle scanned
·       All terminal ram hgts run all year on the hills with the Coopworth ram hgts
·       All terminal ewes are run commercially with the maternal flock apart from tupping and lambing
·       Structure and hardiness a key-criteria
·       Fantastic hill sheep – rams are very free moving and will comfortably tup at ratios greater than 1:100 ewes[JP1] 
 
ASHGROVE ROMNEY AND ROMWORTH
·       Good structure
·       Good worm resistance and selection using WormFec
·       All rams sold fully recorded on SIL
·       SIL traits selected on are Meat, Growth, Reproduction, Survival, Wool, Adult Size, Facial Eczema and Worm Resistance, plus structural and longevity traits not recorded on SIL.
·       All ram hgts eye muscle scanned
·       Facial eczema testing at 0.45mg of sporidesmin/kgLW

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