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 of 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

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Meat & Livestock Australia

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