In 1976 Ross and Susi Baldwin had intentions not only to develop a large frame heavy cutting merino but also one that had the ability to wean twin lambs.
The Bundilla Merino Stud was subsequently established from top quality Wonga Stud and flock ewes, with the aim to increase these ewes’ fecundity (ovulation rate). Booroola rams with the F gene were introduced for four years to achieve this aim.
From 1981 onwards continual selection on rearing and weaning ability has seen a selection focus on:
During the 1990’s to 2018 focus areas have involved individual testing as follows: