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Sheep Genetics




 

Analysis Dates

LAMBPLAN
(Including the Dohne analysis)

  • 15th July
  • 1st August
  • 15th August

MERINOSELECT
  • 5th July
  • 19th July
  • 7th August
Data needs to be submitted by 5pm AEST on the dates listed above to be included in the analysis. Please allow up to 2 weeks for data to be returned.

 

Staff Changes


We wish to advise Sheep Genetics clients that Sam Gill has accepted the Genetics R&D Manager’s role with Meat and Livestock Australia. We would like to congratulate Sam and wish him all the best in his new appointment.
Sam has been a valuable part of the Sheep Genetics team since taking up the MERINOSELECT Project Officer’s role in 2004 and as the manager since 2008. Thank you, Sam, for your hard work and dedication.
We would also like to welcome Hamish Chandler back onto the Sheep Genetics staff. Hamish has been appointed as the Interim Manager of Sheep Genetics. Hamish had been the LAMBPLAN Project Officer from 2009 to 2011 and has more recently continued running his farming operations on a full time basis and doing some private consultancy work in genetics extension.

New Reporting Groups


In an effort to make ASBVs as relative to their intended market place as possible two new reporting groups have been created. The “Shedders” group for those breeds considered to be shedding types within the terminal analysis and “First Cross Sire Breeds” for those breeds considered to fit that description within the maternal analysis. These groups can be utilised within the search area on the website, the averages and percentiles are calcualted relative to that group of animals rather than the entire terminal or maternal analysis.

A more in depth explanation can be found on our website by following this link http://www.sheepgenetics.org.au/Updates/Reporting-groups 

Incorrect data submission


The following statement has been endorsed by the Sheep Genetics Advisory comittee

‘Submission of incorrect or badly formatted data is the major cause of late processing and delays in production of key documents for ram breeders.   SG cannot accept invalid data or data supplied in unapproved formats and will inform both the submitter and the owner of the data of its rejection’

Sheep Genetics Price Schedule


As of the 1st of July 2013, Sheep Genetics has introduced a previously scheduled price rise plus an additional 10 cents per animal charge to accommodate new projects. These changes have been implemented to allow better services for subscribers. The two major projects for 2013-2014 financial year are MateSel and CRM software.
  • Matesel is an online mating predictor, similar to TGRM, which would be made available to breeders in the first half of the financial year. It enables breeders to optimise breeding outcomes by creating a suggested mating list based on a list of candidate sires and dams.
  • CRM is Customer Relationship Management software, to assist us in providing better service to all clients.
The Sheep Genetics price schedule for the next two years is contained in the table below.

Prices are inclusive of GST.

Charges 2013-14 2014-15
Australian services    
Flock subscription 412.50 440.00
Additional flock subscription 121.00 121.00
Animal charge - subscription 2.10 2.10
Animal charge- small stud 8.85 9.10
International services    
Flock subscription 450.00 480.00
Additional flock subscription 130.00 130.00
Animal charge - subscription 2.50 2.50
Animal charge- small stud 9.75 10.00



 

Review of Data Quality Grades

You are invited to provide feedback and input into the review of LAMBPLAN Data Quality Grades and development of MERINOSELECT Data Quality Grades via an online survey. If you have additional views that you would like to convey that are not captured in the survey please contact the Project coordinator Sally Martin on 0400 782 477 or email sallymartin777@gmail.com These surveys will close on Monday 8th of July

Please select the appropriate link below to access the survey

MERINOSELECT
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DQ_MERINOSELECT
 
LAMBPLAN
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DQ_LAMBPLAN
 
Service Providers
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DQ_ServiceProvider     
 

The outline of the current LAMBPLAN Data Quality Grades can be found below
 


Regional Forum - Northam, WA


Please contact Sheep Genetics as soon as possible if you are interested in attending our final regional forum for 2013 in Northam, WA on the 26th of August. The aim of this workshop is to help you increase your understanding of LAMBPLAN and MERINOSELECT and how to produce the most accurate ASBVs for use within your breeding program.
For more information please visit our website http://www.sheepgenetics.org.au/Updates/News-events

To attend the workshop you will need to RSVP to Sheep Genetics on 02 6773 2948 or email info@sheepgenetics.org.au

 
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