Range ewe comparison

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Wclones
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Range ewe comparison

Postby Wclones » Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:59 am

Here is an interesting comparison of production ewes in range country. The link was in Friday's ASI Weekly.

http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001l_wXqpiH ... no6ENiAA==

The Polypay rams came from flocks all over the country. 9 of the 20 Polypay flocks were NSIP flocks when the rams were purchase 2008-2010.

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Re: Range ewe comparison

Postby Polypays4U » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:30 am

Thanks Jerry. Interesting paper. I started with buying Polypays from USSES in 1988 and then sold a ram to USSES and one to USMARC during the period you mentioned.
Bill Hardman
Uncompahgre Polypay Farm
Delta, Colorado
The western home of productive Polypays.

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Re: Range ewe comparison

Postby Wclones » Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:14 am

Bill
It was interesting when they were gathering the Polypay rams back 2008-10, Kreg would call and ask for suggestions on NSIP Poypay breeders. Being selfish, I suggested they use all NSIP Rams, based off pound of lambs weaned EPD. They were very carefull to divide them equal based off the fact that only half of the breeders took advantage of NSIP at the time. It is a much higher percentage now, I think.


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