Visual sheep classing is practiced by all breeders and is essential to the quality of a woolgrower's flock and enterprise profitability.
In essence, it is the wool features of the Merino that sets it apart from other breeds. In particular, the Australian Merino is unique in possessing a skin that produces an exceptional number of fine secondary wool fibres.
A list of traits, the characteristics to look for, and the economic importance of each trait is tabled in the document.
Visual Classing Merino Sheep
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