“Your chance to be part of Australia’s largest commercial Merino genetic evaluation.”
Australia’s largest-ever commercial evaluation of Merino genetics The Peter Westblade Memorial Merino Challenge (PWMMC) 2014-2016 is running at Wagga Wagga, NSW with 50 teams of 30 wethers from participants in Western Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales.
Continuing on the success of the previous PWMMC 2010-12 and 2012-14 the PWMMC 2014-16 will continue to assist Merino breeding enterprises to make more informed decisions on their Merino genetics.
The PWMMC has two components consisting of a Meat Challenge and a Wool Challenge. The meat challenge is a new concept measuring commercially relevant carcass and meat traits.
The information and data analysis produced will show entrants and the wider sheep industry the financial gains that exist through high-performance Merino genetics. Entry to the Merino Challenge is open to any commercial breeders who are running self-replacing Merino types.