Ewe Selection for Commercial Producers
While ram selection alone can yield significant improvement, selection of ewes will also accelerate progress. If you breed your own replacements, having plenty of ewes to select from allows greater opportunity to make a genetic improvement. First set your breeding objectives and then weigh up the cost of individual tests compared to visual assessment for the benefits gained. For visual traits, a common language year on year is suggested by using the “Visual Sheep Score Guide”.