Sheep, Rams, Selection criteria, Wool production
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The movement towards sale of wool by certificate and sample highlights the significance of objective measurement in the Merino stud breeders' selection of his top rams.
This article suggests how stud breeders should use the Department of Agriculture's Flock Testing Service to gain genetic progress in wool producing ability without loss of visual buyer appeal.
Studs' use of the service will be evaluated in 1974.
Beetson, B R.
"Objective measurement and the stud breeder,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 14
, Article 6.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol14/iss3/6