Sheep, Animal breeding, Selection criteria, Wool classing, Western Australia
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MANY things determine how much wool a sheep can grow.
These include the amount and quality of pasture available or how the sheep are fed, the stocking rate, the general health and thrift of the sheep and other management considerations such as cropping and the time of lambing.
Neil, H G. and Lightfoot, R. J.
"The role of fleece measurement in selecting merino sheep,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 5
, Article 3.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol5/iss6/3