Forget the bad and eventually mad John Macarthur – and remember that it was Elizabeth who kept those original merino flocks going and helped Australia jump on the sheep’s back.
In The Sydney Morning Herald on 8th February 2012:
“Sheep have a greater diversity of genes than many other animals in Australia because of the way they have been bred, a new study has found…..
"Our detailed gene map is telling us that sheep breeds have been formed in a fluid way that makes them different from other species of domestic animals," lead author James Kilas from the CSIRO said in a statement…..”
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