Lifting Fertility

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%


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