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KOJAK - HIGH FERTILITY NON SHEARING MATERNAL

The BreedersBEST Kojak is a new generation composite Non Shearing Breed developed to meet the future needs of the Australian lamb industry.

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Early sexual maturity, high fertility, growth and shedding are paramount selection criteria. The importance of all these factors are critical in our Kojak breeding programs.  With the infusion of the Finn Gene into the Kojak we are now enjoying a much higher reproductive rate out of their progeny.

-SELECTED FOR MATERNAL CHARACTERISTICS

-HIGH FERTILITY (EXPECTED LAMBING 135%)

-LARGER FRAME- LEANER CARCASE

-RAPID GROWTH RATE, MATING LAMBS FROM 7 MONTHS OF AGE

-EASILY CONTAINED

-IMPROVED CONFORMATION (ESPECIALLY FEET)

-LOW FAECAL WORM EGG COUNT (FWEC) SELECTION


 

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Above: 15 month old Kojak ewes with twin lambs at foot.  These ewes will completely shed by summer, and will undergo embryo transfer flushing this season.




WHEN COMPARED TO EXISTING NON SHEARING BREEDS KOJAKS ARE . .

  • Easily contained with 6/7 line ring lock with NO requirement for a lower barb wire or electric fence.
  • Increased fertility  (averaging 20 - 30% increased lambing percentages over existing non shearing breeds).
  • Produce a larger, leaner carcass – Kojaks grow out to heavy weight lambs without excessive fat coverage.
  • Kojaks have rapid growth rates – due to their larger frame, Kojak lambs have increased growth rates by a minimum10%.
  • Better shedding when grading up from Merino or other wool breeds. Second cross Kojaks should not require shearing.
  • Improved structural confirmation – especially feet.
  • 2% higher carcass yields in comparison trials
  • As the majority of progeny are produced via embryo transfer, only elite genetics are used for breeding. For a Kojak ewe to enter the breeding flock she must conceive and rear twin lambs by 13 – 15 months of age.

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