Selection for fertility
Since 2000 we have lambed hoggets. This has been very successful with some of the lambs drafted at weaning. 2-tooths that have lambed as hoggets have more lambs than those that did not lamb as a hoggets. This is why all replacements to both our recorded and commercial flocks need to have been scanned in-lamb as a hogget. The onset of oestrus is a good indicator of lifetime fertility.
Average hogget tupping weight 42kgs
Average hogget pregnancy scanning 108%