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Author Topic: Quessant sheep  (Read 5933 times)

Tim W

  • Joined Aug 2013
Re: Quessant sheep
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2015, 01:54:31 pm »
How do you get a good carcase on something so small?  You'd surely have to cross with progressively larger breeds and put a second or third generation cross onto a decent terminal sire to give a carcase that would be of interest at the mart.

you may be surprised at the size/growth rates of cross bred animals with extreme hybrid vigour?

I used Barbados Black Belly (40kg adult weight ---mostly P grades) on lleyn & Wiltshires to get very high performing 1st crosses. The genetic base of the BBB being so different from our native breeds that the effect of hybrid vigour is extreme

 

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