At Cashmore we are striving to increase the fertility of our Nudie ewes as this is a key driver in productivity and profitability in sheep flocks.
Wool shedding sheep only have one income stream and that is lambs so they must excel in this area.
After performance recording for 10 years we think we have found a ewe with that "next level" of performance.
115471 has had twice as many lambs as other ewes in her contempry group. She has reared twins as a ewe lamb and every year since and now has ram lambs at foot sired by 156194 which have mid teens Number of weaned ASBVs.
A small number of Nudie ewes are mated to the best Maternal Composite rams each year and an increasing % are showing those characteristics. A stronger constitution, better attitude at lambing and higher performance are now evident.