We use Gromark Genetics rams as sires because of their flexibility for joining Merino ewes, or over maternal self-replacing ewes.
We like the fact that they are not seasonal breeders as we join twice a year.
We purchase rams with Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBV’s) for traits such as growth, eye muscle and fertility to give the best carcase results.
When we use Gromark Genetics rams over Merino ewes, the meaty wether goes to the shop. We keep the female from that cross as a superior prime lamb dam which also has a good white crimped wool.
Other Gromark Genetics rams go over those ewes and all their lambs go to the shop. There is a noticeable increase in the size of the “eye muscle” by using Gromark Genetic rams which is beneficial for our most expensive lamb cuts.