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Breeding process of Miramoona Merino Stud

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Miramoona Merino Stud  breed rams that are suitable for the flock owner who wants to produce medium wool with less diameter, without losing fleece weight and constitution of sheep. Miramoona Merino Stud also breed sheep that meet modern carcass specifications.

Sires in Miramoona Merino Stud are a cross breed of Saxon/Peppin. The merinos are large framed and produce ultra soft 18 micron wool. The merinos are fine wool sheep and also heavy cutting robust type that suit high rainfall areas of the tablelands and the adjacent dry areas. Miramoona sell rams to areas outside the tablelands. As Miramoona sheep can perform in a summer rainfall environment, they are resistant to fleece-rot. The sheep at Miramoona Merino Stud have also shown high reproductive rate and resistance to worms.

Miramoona Merino Stud breed rams that are paddock reared. Miramoona Merino Stud use Australian Sheep Breeding Values and the objective measurement method to fine tune wool selection and check the traits of wool and carcass of the sheep. Progeny test is carried out on both rams and ewes to identify the best breeding parents. Artificial insemination is used to introduce genetic traits. The Embryo Transfer programme has helped Miramoona Merino Stud to breed high performing rams.   

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