Benchmarking

Rocklyn participates in sire evaluations to benchmark the performance of its genetics and submits data to Sheep Genetics to obtain Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs) that further assist with breeding selections.

Rocklyn is currently involved in the 2016 Drop MerinoLink Central Test Sire Evaluation at 'Wynward', Jugiong. Our entrant, a Poll Merino ram sire by Tuckwood 091026, has performed very well, being one of the highest perfoming sires (trait leader) for greasy fleece weight, clean fleece weight and staple length. He also scored well in the classer's grade (adult) and topped the clean fleece weight to breech wrinkle assessment indicating that our plainer bodied Merinos are still heavy wool cutters. For the latest results click here.

Rocklyn is also participating in the 2017 Drop MerinoLink Central Test Sire Evaluation at 'Ravenswood', Yass. The sire we selected for this evaluation was horned Merino ram 120182, sired by Roseville Park 14. So far, he has performed well on both the visual assessments and measured traits. For the latest results click here.

For past results from sire evaluations we participated in in 2003 and 2005, click here.

I have been classing Rocklyn’s wool for several years now. The soft handling fleeces are consistently high yielding with excellent style and character

Anthony Myers, Woolclasser.

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