Sunday, July 19, 2009

BFL micron results:

BFLs are known for their fine fleece for a longwool breed, but that is not their main purpose. That is for the crossing onto hill and upland ewe breeds to make mules. Currently in the UK they are the most heavily used ram to make crossbred lambs in the UK!

What is great is that they really do have a fine and consistent fleece!

My ram:
Sheltering Pines Burma - natural colored yearling ram 62% UK -

AFD 24.5, SD 4.4, CV of 18. Comfort Factor of 91.1%

Ewes:
Beechtree Kershope - white two year old ewe - 54.5% UK

AFD 29.6, SD 4.8, CV of 16.3. Comfort Factor of 56.4%

Beechtree Kiloran - natural colored yearing ewe - 45% UK

AFD 25, SD 4.3, CV of 17.3. Comfort Factor of 90.1%

Crosswind Bea - natural colored yearling ewe - 54% UK

AFD 25.2, SD 4.2, CV of 16.8. Comfort Factor of 90.4%

Crosswind Clover - white yearling ewe - 53% UK

AFD 26.8, SD 5.3, CV of 20. Comfort Factor of 76.1%

Sheltering Pines Nubia - natural colored yearling ewe - 58% UK

AFD 24.4, SD 4.3, CV of 17.6. Comfort Factor of 91.9%

Sheltering Pines Morovia - white yearling ewe - 56.5% UK

AFD 24.4, SD 4.1, CV of 16.8. Comfort Factor of 93.3%

Potosi Llandewi - white yearling ewe - 59% UK

AFD 25.3, SD 4.5, CV of 17.8. Comfort Factor of 87.9%

Potosi Glamorgan - white yearling ewe -

AFD 25.2, SD 4.2, CV of 16.5. CF of 91.2%

Beechtree Mayburgh - white yearling ewe -

AFD 22.2, SD 4.1, CV of 18.6 with a CF of 97%

I am really happy with how nice they all are! I'm already excited for next year's lamb crop!! >:)

1 comment:

Somerhill said...

Very interesting, Garrett! Nice to see the figures on some BFLs. Can you explain the SD and CV part to me?
THX!

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