First and foremost genetics must have the phenotype to suit the New Zealand environment. This means a sound structure and confirmation as well as a weather safe wool type. Next we put a large emphasis on the ability of a ewe to rear the lambs she is scanned to have. Ewes are culled for flight and assisted lambing. Reducing loses from scanning to weaning is an area we feel the Merino breed can make a lot of progress in. With regard to wool type ewes must have free growing wool that has good staple length and maintains good wool weights. Wool must be well nourished, white and stylish.