Introduction to Sheep Genetics

Meat & Livestock Australia · September 22, 2021

Overview

Sheep Genetics is the genetic evaluation service of the Australian sheep industry. Using information provided by Sheep Genetics members, we create Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs) that predict the genetic merit individual sheep.

This module provides a brief overview of the requirements and processes involved in Sheep Genetics membership. Using the information in this module, Sheep Genetics members can create comprehensive data submissions to get the most out of their data.

Learning objectives

At completion of this module, you will:

  • Understand the requirements and processes of a data submission to Sheep Genetics
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of the various methods of pedigree collection
  • Understand the requirements of ASBV trait measurements
  • Understand the importance of management groups and linkage

For further information about Sheep Genetics, visit: sheepgenetics.org.au

About Instructor

Meat & Livestock Australia

MLA’s purpose is to foster the long-term prosperity of the Australian red meat and livestock industry by investing in research and marketing activities. Through our subsidiary companies, we also accelerate innovation across the value chain and deliver the industry’s integrity and on-farm quality assurance programs.

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