At Kelso we are constantly asking - Will this add more value to farmers in the real world?

When it comes to our flock of more than 1500 Terminal ewes and 800 Terminal ewe hoggets we are focused on the simple goal of helping farmers to produce more fast growing, high yielding lambs.

The key traits that we select for in our Terminal rams are:

  • Survival – lamb vigour
  • Lamb Growth – birth to weaning, weaning to slaughter
  • Meat - yield (kg meat per kg carcase weight)
  • MyoMAX – gene marker for increased carcass yield
  • Meat Quality

The financial benefit of hybrid vigour

In our experience one of the fastest ways for Kelso to add value to a sheep farm business is through Terminal genetics.

The table below shows a potential $12.17 gain per ewe mated as a result of increased survival, more lambs and higher weaning weight.

 

  EWES PUT TO A TERMINAL RAM EWES PUT TO A MATERNAL RAM BENEFIT
EWES 1000 1000  
LAMBING % (SURVIVAL) 138% 135% +3%
LAMBS 1380 1350 30 lambs
WEANING WEIGHT KGS 34 31 +3kg
$ PER KG LW $2.40 $2.40 Potential higher value if
terminal  rams sold store
VALUE OF LAMBS AT WEANING $81.60 $74.40 +$7.20 per lamb
LAMB SALES $112,608 $100,440 +$12,168
$ PER EWE $112.60 $100.44 $12.17

 

The Kelso Advantage

Analysis of Kelso genetics versus the industry average indicates that using the average 2016 born Kelso 4880 ram will generate $3.86 more profit per ewe mated per year. 

 

 

Kelso Terminal 2ths

Our Kelso Terminal 2th ram prices are based on their NZTW Index (NZ Terminal Worth).

NZTW Index $
1250+ 1000
1000+ 900
750+ 800
Multiplier 650

 

Kelso Terminal Hoggets

Our Kelso Terminal hogget ram prices are based on their NZTW Index (NZ Terminal Worth).

NZTW Index $
1250+ 850
1000+ 750
750+ 650
Multiplier 450

 

Click here to buy Terminal 2ths or Hoggets

To discuss your Terminal ram requirements please contact Matt Holden

M: 027 437 1550
E: matt@kelso.co.nz

 

 

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