Sire owners are encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity to have their sires progeny performance evaluated throughout life. Ewe progeny will be retained for annual joining, classing and lifetime assessment.
Three (and possibly one more….) sites will join in 2017, “Pingelly” (WA), “MerinoLink” (Temora, NSW) and our newest site, “New England” (Armidale, NSW). Further details can be found on the MLP website www.wool.com/MLP. Nominations will close 5pm October 28th, 2016.
The nomination process is centralised in that all nomination forms will be sent through the MLP Project Manager (Anne Ramsay). Once nominations close, sires will be profiled for their suitability to meet the projects sire selection criteria. The MLP project Executive will then work with the relevant site committees and the project industry steering committee to generate the final sire list. More sire selection details can be found in the information package provided on the website.
Note that the MerinoLink site currently plan to join in the first week of January, and semen will be required by the 10th of December. So start getting your semen collected ASAP.