ANDERSON-120103 performed very well in the 2014 Balmoral Sire Evaluation near Hamilton in Victoria. He was specifically requested by the Balmoral site committee because of his extreme eye muscle and fat, to see how well he would pass those traits on to his lambs. The progeny attracted a lot of interest at the April field day and proved that his traits are highly heritable with a very visible difference in carcass attributes.
His progeny were impressive when viewed at 8 months old, and at hogget age were trait leaders for
- Weaning weight
- Post weaning weight
- Yearling weight
- Eye Muscle
- Worm resistance
- Percentage of tops and culls
- Conformation traits
- Breech Wrinkle (plainness), bare area
- Absence of dags
- Absence of fleece rot
Along with this they maintained well nourished soft white wool.
Keep an eye out for the results of ANDERSON-140474 in the Lifetime Productivity Trial, WA, 2017 and the Central Progeny Test Sire Evaluation in New Zealand 2018, ANDERSON 150266 in Macquarie MLP and Balmoral 2018, and 160390 in South Australia.