Tuesday, August 26, 2014

35 Adult ewe microns

Below you will see a table I quickly made of the 35 adult ewes that will be bred this fall, pending any last minute opinions next week when I get to see them in the flesh. They are arranged by AFD, although I use all four of these numbers (as well as other numbers, pedigree, lambing history, color, pattern etc in my decisions) . Microns are a tool that help me decide when I'm waffling between two sheep or mother/daughter pairs.

The ones without names, but numbers are from Whistlestop and haven't been named yet ( I know, i'm sorry).

The ewe flock average is AFD 24.7, SD 5.1, CV 20.46, CEM 9. These are pretty much my ideal numbers for my flock. Now just to fine tune the girls as individuals. Always a work in progress.

Gr Name AFD SD CV CEM
1P Beyonce 20.4 4.4 21.5 8.3 
1P Adele AI 21.7 4.4 20.2 8
1P Auburn AI 21.8 4.3 19.8 7.7
1P Taconite 22.4 4.9 21.7 8.9
1 Classique 22.4 5 22.6 9.5
1P 526 22.5 4.4 19.6 7.8
1 1219 22.5 5.3 23.6 10
1P Pacena 22.8 4.9 21.3 9.1
1P Madem 23.3 3.8 16.4 6.6
1P Foley 23.4 4.9 21 9.4
2 1204 23.5 6.1 25.8 11
1P Sedalia 23.6 4.3 18.1 8
2 1201 24 6.1 25.3 11
1P Bethany AI 24.2 4.7 19.5 8.1
1P Eiffel 65 24.4 5.2 21.4 9.3
1 Cabotine 24.5 5.5 22.3 9.1
1P Nisswa 24.7 5.4 21.9 11
1P Amarige 24.9 5.4 21.6 9.8
2P New Glarus 25.2 4.6 18.2 8
2 Asahi 25.3 5.2 20.5 9.3
2P Snow Patrol 25.7 5.3 20.5 8.6
2P Bivina 25.9 5.3 20.5 9.2
2P Tecate 25.9 5.3 20.4 9.9
2P Tresor 25.9 5.3 20.6 9.5
2 Colby AI 25.9 6 23 12
2P Nivea AI 26 5.2 19.9 9
2P Roseau 26.3 5.2 19.8 9.6
2P Noche 26.4 5.3 19.9 9.3
2P 1234 26.7 5.8 21.8 10
2P Nina Sky AI 26.8 5.1 19 8.4
2P Rihanna AI 27 5.1 18.9 9.1
2P Norah Jones 27.2 4.7 17.1 7.7
1P Des'ree 27.3 5.4 19.7 9.1
2P Lydia 27.5 4.3 15.7 7.5
2P Neriah 27.7 4.7 17 7.3

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Well, OBVIOUSLY I should have grabbed Beyonce when you first mentioned her to me! But at least Franna is getting her, so I might have access to her offspring in the future. Great numbers, Garrett! I'm looking forward to seeing you next month.

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