Before the sale: Step 4
4. Search the printed sale catalogues and Sheep Genetics databases to find rams that match your desired indexes and breeding values.
You can use the databases and catalogues to help you filter out the animals that don’t meet your objectives and find the potential high-performing rams to purchase.
If your stud reports breeding values, you should be able to find the information in their printed sale catalogue.
You can also find indexes and breeding values by searching the online Sheep Genetics database or RamSelect.
These online databases give you the ability to search animals within a catalogue or across all animals in the database. The search results allow you to compare and sort animals for their indexes and the ASBV traits you’re interested in.