MateSel Training - Register Now!
We are running a MateSel training course on the 24th and 25th of November in Armidale. This course will be aimed at Service Providers who have not attended the training previously, however if space allows breeders may be able to attend. Please contact Caris to advise your interest in attending.
Recording and Submitting Pregnancy Data
With the aim of using as much information recorded by breeders as possible we would like pregnancy scanning data to be submitted for analysis. The mating module that has now been included in software programs has made it easier for breeders to record joining dates, sires, conception methods and pregnancy scan information.
The submission of pregnancy records will help us to add the information into the reproduction analysis in the near future. If you are using Pedigree Master it will be automatically included when you create a backup. If you are using another software program you will need to select to include the mating module data with your normal extract to Sheep Genetics each time you submit data.
Excel Data Files
In 2013 it was decided and communicated that Sheep Genetics would no longer accept data submissions that did not come from an approved software program. We have allowed this to run for some time to allow people to transition to using software programs, however we will no longer accept any Excel data files for analysis.
Use of approved software programs ensures that data is in consistent formats and allows breeders to validate prior to sending files to us. A list of software can be found on our website.
New Contact Details
As previously advised Sheep Genetics has moved to a new office space. The address is Sheep Genetics, The Short Run, UNE ARMIDALE NSW 2351. General telephone enquiries can be directed to 02 8055 1818, a full list of contact numbers can be found on the website.
Please ensure that you use the Customer Code (a six digit code on invoices and statements beginning with the number 3 e.g 302999) in your banking software reference field. Unfortunately it can be very hard to allocated direct deposits correctly without this number.
Last month we notified that David Rubie will no longer be working Mondays, to ensure that Merino data is processed in a timely manner Samantha Rawson will be working on Mondays and Thursdays to process files. Samantha comes to us from ABRI where she has been processing Breedplan data. We would like to welcome Sam to the team.
Upcoming analysis dates
Please note the remaining analysis dates for 2015, and ensure that data is submitted with at least one analysis before sales or field days. This allows time for any missing information to be included or corrections to be made.
All data needs to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or could be missed for inclusion in the analysis.