Current sires

Nine rams are included in 2020 New Armatree Sire Team

Key points

  • Nine rams are included in the 2020 New Armatree Sire Team

  • All sires in the team have been through a rigorous selection process both for physical and genetic traits.​

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  • All sires have been selected to add to our breeding objective.  

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  • All sires have been genotyped. This is particularly important for when we are choosing young rams so that we have higher accuracy ASBVs to select on at a younger age.

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  • Physical criteria that sires entering our team must conform on include:

    • Teeth and Jaws – these have to be correct even as an adult

    • Feet and Toes – Short, Sharp toes that require little to no maintenance

    • A balanced wool style  - this is a trait important to the first-cross ewe buyer

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New Armatree 19-12

Description:

One of the highest indexing rams in the sire team 19-12 has been used as a ram lamb in this year’s joining. He is a stand out for growth traits reproduction and maternal weaning weight.

Strengths:

  • Post Weaning Weight (PWT)

  • Eye Muscle Depth (PEMD)

  • Fat (PFAT)

  • Number of Lambs Weaned (NLW)

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New Armatree 18-116

Description:

18-116 was used as a ram lamb in 2019. Currently, progeny from this drop are some of the highest performing in the New Armatree Flock. Also in 2020 18-116 has been used in the $uperBorder Genetic Improvement Program, other Border Leicester Flocks and the MLA Resource Flock.

Strengths:

  • Post Weaning Weight (PWT)

  • Eye Muscle Depth (PEMD)

  • Shear Force (SF5)

  • Intramuscular Fat (IMF)

  • Number of Lambs Weaned (NLW)