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

New Armatree 18-20

Description:

2020 was the first joining at New Armatree for 18-20 this ram brings strong growth and reproduction traits to the team of sires.

Strengths:

  • Post Weaning Weight (PWT)

  • Number of Lambs Weaned (NLW)

New Armatree 18-160

Description:

18-160 was retained and used in the 2020 sire team for his outstanding carcase and eating quality breeding values. Being a trait leader for both IMF and PEMD, with a high PFAT ASBV, we are excited to see the progeny from this Hanookra line ram.

Strengths:

  • Post Weaning Weight (PWT)

  • Eye Muscle Depth (PEMD)

  • Fat (PFAT)

  • Shear Force (SF5)

  • Intramuscular Fat (IMF)

New Armatree 18-184

Description:

Son of high performing New Armatree 15-70, 18-184 outperforms his father with exceptional growth and reproduction traits

Strengths:

  • Weaning Weight (WWT)

  • Number of Lambs Weaned (NLW)

  • Lean Meat Yield (LMY)

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)

Jackson 17-404

Description:

17-404 was purchased in 2018 from Jackson Farming. 2020 will be the second drop of progeny by this ram. The first drop of progeny is performing well phenotypically and genetically.

Strengths:

  • Post Weaning Weight (PWT)

  • Number of Lambs Weaned (NLW)

New Armatree 16-93

Description:

16-93 has been a sire used over more than one drop at New Armatree. This year he was used as a backup ram over the ewes that were part of the AI program in 2020.

Strengths:

  • Post Weaning Weight (PWT)

  • Eye Muscle Depth (PEMD)

  • Shear Force (SF5)

  • Intramuscular Fat (IMF)

  • Number of Lambs Weaned (NLW)

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)

Kegra 18-60

Description:

Kegra 18-60 is one of the rams allocated to New Armatree as part of the $uperBorder Genetic Improvement Program to improve genetic gain and linkage across flocks. In 2020 Kegra was one of 2 AI sires used at New Armatree

Strengths:

  • Weaning Weight (WWT)

Womboota 15-21

Description:

Womboota 15-21 was the second ram used in the 2020 AI program at New Armatree. Again as part of the SuperBorder Genetic Improvement Program. He is sired by high performing Johnos 11-83 which we used in 2013. He is a proven ram with progeny already measured at Womboota.

Strengths:

  • Growth

  • Number of Lambs Weaned (NLW)

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