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Table 4 Proportion of rams 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

Ram age Subpopulations
CON PRO PROFOR FOR COM
1 0.29 0.32 0.32 1.00 0.22
2 0.28 0.28 0.28 0.00 0.30
3 0.18 0.16 0.16 0.00 0.21
4 0.11 0.12 0.12 0.00 0.12
5 0.06 0.05 0.05 0.00 0.07
6+ 0.08 0.07 0.07 0.00 0.08
  1. CON conservative breeders, PRO progressive breeders, PROFOR progressive foreign breeders, FOR foreign breeders, COM commercial farmers (source: Sheep Ireland)