I do pose the question as to who is classed as these ‘farmers’ with 100 - 200 dogs in training
What defines a ‘Farmer’
When I look back at the numbers this season there are 2 trainers with 100+ dogs
The season prior there were 3.
When the data is loaded if a dog is transferred between 3 training facilities it would be a statistic on each one.
A fair few of the larger trainers are the one supplying the product to the smaller trainers and keeping them afloat.
Another note would be looking at the quality of breeding in NZ
The bigger breeders are generally putting top sires to quality bitches and are reaping the rewards
The one or two litter a year breeders are not always going to the Best Stud dogs and using inferior bitches in comparison
I do recall sighting a document written by Ray Amer regarding breeding programmes.
Would you be able to share any of that information Mr Adcock as I’m sure you would’ve had conversations with Mr Amer about this. Or Mr Amer if you’re reading this could you please post your findings