Middlehurst merino stud employs the Pfizer Shepherd DNA parentage system, all recorded through an electronic tag and stud recording system. This provides highly accurate parentage recording, allowing rapid genetic progress. Shepherd DNA parenting allows stud recording to be carried out on breeding country that is totally relevant to COMMERCIAL CONDITIONS. i.e. No preferential management to stud sheep.

Key Benefits
Breeding a dual purpose merino – a true plain bodied sheep, with wools that are long stapled with a deep lustrous crimp.Profit drivers are; fecundity, wool and meat.Commercial flock wool weights increase by 30% and adult micron decrease by 3 micron.Continued breeding of a family within the stud which is specific for EU live sheep import requirements.