New Zealand Low Input Progeny Trial

The results are out for New Zealand’s first low input progeny trial which measured not just performance but also low input traits such as tail length, dag score and worm resistance.


Avalon ram 2318/15, a Texel/Perendale cross ranked third overall based on survival, growth, meat, worm FEC and dag score.


Of the three top rams, 2318/15 had the lowest dag score and shortest tail. He recorded an outstanding 100% result in hogget oestrus which was well above the other sixteen rams in the trial.

Photo: Avalon ram 2318/15.
Photo: Avalon ram 2318/15.