Sheep Genetics Monthly Update

Leading Breeder Forum 2014 - Save the date

The 2014 leading Breeder Forum will be held on the 4th and 5th of March in Wagga Wagga NSW. More details will be communicated as they become available.

Repeat adult weight measurements and condition score

If any breeders have been collecting repeated adult ewe wieghts and/or repeated condition scores of their ewes at either weaning or pre joining, we would like to get hold of these records. Having access to such records would allow us to explore further the adult weight trait and also other influences on reproduction. If you have previously recorded this information and wish to assist by submitting could you please contact Tom Hooke on (02) 6773 3430 or

Christmas period office closure

The Sheep Genetics office will be closed from the 23rd of December until the 6th of January. We will not be able to assist with general enquiries during those times however please note that the scheduled LAMBPLAN and MERINOSELECT runs will still take place as listed below.

Blood cards available for 12K genomic tests and parentage tests

To place an order or to find more information about the tests and how to participate please visit the following link. Please note that due to the Christmas holiday period there may be some delays is the processing of cards and recieving of results.

Online Ordering and Information

Pedigree Wizard instructional videos and help sheets

A series of instructional videos and help sheets for users of Pedigree Wizard can now be found on our website under resources>software for managing data>Pedigree Wizard Help or by following the below link.

Pedigree Wizard Help

Analysis Dates

29th November
13th December
31st December

21st November 
6th December
20th December

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.