AWI Young Merino Breeders Workshop
Stuart Hodgson and Wendy Ridgley from AWI conducted a Young Merino Breeders Workshop at The Yanko on Tuesday, 7 July. An enthusiastic group of 18 sheep breeders from the Jerilderie district who are now back on family farms or working on Stud/sheep breeding enterprises attended.
Stuart ran through the history of the Merino and the breeds and traits that we see in the Merino today in Australia. Various tools of classing were covered leading into visual selection and the group then split into teams to class some of The Yanko 2019 drop ewes for a commercial operation.