• Karen Wilson

Post Weaning Weight - Profit Driving Trait

A high post weaning weight allows lambs to get to their target weights faster and assists in maximising red meat production per hectare.


When comparing Post Weaning Weight (PWT) in the entire Lambplan database for the Poll Dorset breed of over 875,000 KD210033 (23.72), KD210167 (22.83) and KD210818 (22.76) are the highest ranked rams for post weaning weight. The average post weaning weight for these rams is 23kg and the industry average is 14.65kg. A high post weaning weight allows lambs to get to their target weights faster and assists in maximising red meat production per hectare.



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