The Yarn Podcast
The world’s biggest sheep experiment
The Merino Lifetime Productivity Project or MLP is a decade long project assessing the lifetime genetic merit of 5700 sheep. AWI and the Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association (AMSEA) have teamed up with five sire evaluation sites, site hosts and nominating stud breeders to deliver a project is worth $8 million dollars in funding from AWI over ten years from 2015, along with $5 million in support from project partners.
Hear how the first results are breaking some long held myths and uncovering new knowledge of the animal that helped build modern Australia.