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Large selection of
mules free
high performance,
balanced rams backed by data

Pooginook annually produces 3,500 rams. Data is collected on all the progeny (rams and ewes) to provide accurate ASBVs. A 50K DNA testing has been used to provide accurate parentage and genomics.

ASBVs are generated for each production trait. The ASBVs currently displayed on this page are the 2021 drop rams. From this group 350 auction rams, 1,200 grade rams and 70 keeper sires will be selected.  

Generated by Sheep Genetics, Pooginook has a 91.9 Data Quality Score (DQS). It provides transparency for ram buyers about the quality of data used to calculate ASBVs. This five-star rating means that the Pooginook flock is in the top 20% of the MerinoSelect analysis for data quality. 


2021 DROP RAM ASBVs
Growth Traits
  • POST WEANING WEIGHT (PWT)

    Post Weaning Weight (kg) - Rams with more positive PWT ASBVs produce progeny that grow quicker and are heavier at ~200 days of age (7-10 months).

    MerinoSelect Run 21st March 2022
  • YEARLING WEIGHT (YWT)

    Yearling Weight (kg) - Rams with more positive YWT ASBVs produce progeny that grow quicker and are heavier at ~300 days of age (10-13 months).

    MerinoSelect Run 21st March 2022
  • ADULT WEIGHT (AWT)

    Adult Weight (kg) - Rams with more positive AWT ASBVs produce progeny that grow quicker and are heavier as an adult (>18 months).

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    Wools Traits
    • YEARLING CLEAN FLEECE WEIGHT (YCFW)

      Yearling Clean Fleece Weight (%) - Rams with higher YCFW ASBVs produce progeny which will cut more wool as a yearling (10-13 months).

      MerinoSelect Run 21st March 2022
    • ADULT CLEAN FLEECE WEIGHT (ACFW)

      Adult Clean Fleece Weight (%) - Rams with higher ACFW ASBVs produce progeny which will cut more wool as an adult (>18 months).

      MerinoSelect Run 21st March 2022
    • YEARLING FIBRE DIAMETER (YFD)

      Yearling Fibre Diameter (µm) - Rams with more negative YFD ASBVs produce progeny which are finer as a yearling (10-13 months).

      MerinoSelect Run 21st March 2022
    • YEARLING STAPLE LENGTH (YSL)

      Yearling Staple Length (mm) - Rams with more positive YSL ASBVs will produce progeny with longer fibre length as a yearling (10-13 months).

      MerinoSelect Run 21st March 2022
      Breech Traits
      • EARLY BREECH WRINKLE (EBWR)

        Early Breech Wrinkle (Score) - Rams with a lower breech wrinkle will produce progeny that have a lower degree of wrinkle in the breech area. Pooginook collects this raw data at lamb marking and importantly again at 12 months of age. Additionally, we are using 50k DNA genomics testing to improve the EBWR ASBV accuracy.

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        Carcass Traits
        • YEARLING FAT (YFAT)

          Yearling Fat Depth (mm) - Rams with more negative YFAT ASBVs produce progeny that are leaner. YFAT ASBVs estimate the genetic difference between animals in GR fat depth.

          MerinoSelect Run 21st March 2022
        • YEARLING EYE MUSCLE DEPTH (YEMD)

          Yearling Eye Muscle Depth (mm) - Rams with more positive ASBVs for YEMD will produce progeny that have more muscle, independent of weight, and a higher lean meat yield. YEMD ASBVs estimate the genetic difference between animals in eye muscle depth at the C site.

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          Fertility Traits
          • NUMBER OF LAMBS WEANED (NLW)

            Number of Lambs Weaned (%) - Rams with more positive NLW ASBVs will sire daughters that wean a higher percentage of lambs. NLW ASBVs estimate the genetic difference between animals for the number of lambs weaned at each lambing opportunity.

            MerinoSelect Run 21st March 2022