Merino breeding profitability starts with lambs, lambs, lambs, and recent years have again produced great lambing for Alma. Welcome early autumn rains this year has allowed for a very good lambing at Alma with the average well over 100% in all mobs of our stud ewes. Reports by many Alma Merino clients of up to 120% lambs are very positive given the recent gain in both lamb and mutton prices.
The high fertility of Alma merinos is not limited to good seasons however. Alma merinos demonstrate their high fertility even in trying dry conditions. Even in the recent drought years, Alma ewes regularly lambed at over 95%.