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"It is hard not to do the figures, 10% /year over 8000 ewes is another 800 lambs and at 200 bucks, there's another $160 000 in your pocket. It's pretty simple if you get the right genetics. That was the main driving focus."

The stud compliments Leo and Vanessa Herbert’s commercial business by driving their genetic gain to maximise efficiencies and profits.

“In the first year of using Highlanders, the Herberts increased their ewe scanning rates from 120% of lambs to 140%, now we’re doing 180%.”

This was achieved by placing high selection pressure on adult body weight, fertility, growth and survivability.

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