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Production class proves Merinos are profitable | The Land

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Fleece and body are two of the three drivers in any Merino production system so it is natural an objective production class can evaluate sheep which had been subjectively judged.

The highest scoring ram was entered by John, Jenny and Greg Alcock, Greenland, Bungarby with their six-tooth ram scoring 484.5 points.

His fleece had a greasy weight of 16.5kg, with a yield of 66pc and tested 17.4 micron for total value of $207.

With an eye muscle of 40cm and weighing 114kg, the ram had been judged reserve champion March-shorn fine wool and went on to be reserve grand champion fine wool.

Nikki, Jake and Greg Alcock, Grreenland, Bungarby, with their production class winner.

Nikki, Jake and Greg Alcock, Grreenland, Bungarby, with their production class winner.

The ram had been judged junior champion at Great Southern Supreme Merino…



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