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AWEX EMI 1107 -18
Micron 17 1612 -38
Micron 18 1465 -37
Micron 19 1361 -14
Micron 20 1298 -27
Micron 21 1276 -18
Micron 22 1275 -12
Micron 26 564 +3
Micron 28 385 -5
Micron 30 340 -5
Micron 32 288 -2
MCar 690 -16

Assessing, classing, and selecting sheep

Achieving optimal genetic gain involves issues ranging from understanding the impact the environment has on how sheep look and perform (phenotype), the need to reduce the impact of non-genetic variables so the phenotypic differences are due as much as possible to genetic differences (genotype), to having a breeding objective that is focused on what the market will be seeking in the next 10 years for a specific environment.