The 2019 lamb crops was born in February and March. Birth dates are included in the ram and ew lamb listings. Scheduling conflicts with scanning and weighing staff at the University of Wyoming have precluded hard numbers on these lambs at this point.. My travel issues have compounded the situation and at the moment I have not been out there to take pictures, so no current pictures of this years lambs exist at this point. This may change before the end of the dispersal.
As such the lambs are going to be sold with a base asking price calculated on a weight times Performance Premium factor. On average this Performance factor is 40 % above market price and is dependent on the Sire and Dam matchup performance numbers. The weights used here are estimates based on previous years gains. All lambs will be weighed at shipping time and prices adjusted to actual weight.
Pedigrees and NSIP numbers for all Sires and Dams can be found in the various sectors of the dispersal information. For our listing here we have added together for the Sire and Dam, the NSIP performance numbers for each component, and divided by 2. This is the way we look at lambs until the final NSIP numbers are calculated each year.
DNA data on all lambs will be QR+ NN. This is due to how we matched up rams and ewes. The RR ram, Knepp-PS 1824 was bred to all the QR ewes and the QR ram, Knepp 1406 was bred to all the RR ewes. This should mean around 75 percent of the lambs will test RR.
Hopefully lamb buyers will have lambs scanned and continue the NSIP record keeping that we have started.
Note also, all 2017, 2018, 2019 progeny are docked in the longer western range manner.