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Table 3 Proportion of ewes within each age group (1 to 6+ years) for each subpopulation

From: Genetic and economic benefits of foreign sire contributions to a domestic sheep industry; including an Ireland-New Zealand case study

Ewe age Subpopulations
CON PRO PROFOR FOR COM
1 0 0 0 0 0.08
2 0.30 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.23
3 0.26 0.21 0.21 0.21 0.24
4 0.17 0.14 0.14 0.14 0.17
5 0.14 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.13
6+ 0.13 0.28 0.28 0.28 0.15
  1. CON conservative breeders, PRO progressive breeders, PROFOR progressive foreign breeders, FOR foreign breeders, COM commercial farmers (source: Sheep Ireland)