October 2016

Merino Lifetime Productivity Sire Nominations - Closing 5:00pm October 28th, 2016
Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and the Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association (AMSEA) have teamed up to deliver the Merino Lifetime Productivity Project (MLP). The project offers a unique and exciting opportunity to evaluate lifetime Merino productivity including the relationship between lamb and wool production, how to best select for lifetime productivity and the role that genetics plays in generating lifetime returns.
For further information or to access the Sire nominations please click here.

Resource Flock Sire Nominations
Nomination for sires for the 2017 Resource Flock joining are now open, please click on the link below for further information and to nominate potential sires. The benefit of nominating is a closer relationship to the reference population, which means higher accuracy for genomics ASBVs.

Web listings for Animals and Contact Details
Reminder: we would like all breeders who have not completed and returned the web listings form for Animals and Contact details to complete and return as soon as possible to ensure that details are correctly displaying on the website. If you have not completed and returned the form you can download a copy off the website. If you do not complete the form and return, your animals and contact information may be incorrectly listed on the website.
Thankyou to everyone that has already done so.

Save the Dates 2017
Potential dates have been flagged for the following Sheep Genetics events.
Leading Breeder - 01/03/2017 - 02/03/2017 (Wednesday and Thursday)
Service Provider Training - 03/05/2017-04/05/2017 (Wednesday and Thursday)
Both of these events are to be held in Melbourne, please note dates are tentative at this stage and may be subject to change.

Upcoming Analysis Dates

Please note the following analysis dates for 2016, 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.
Tuesday 01/11/16
Tuesday 15/11/16
Monday 07/11/16
Monday 21/11/2016
All data needs to be submitted to by 5pm AEST on the dates listed above or could be missed for inclusion in the analysis.

Reminder - Please update to our new address and contact details

Sheep Genetics
The Short Run, Building W41a
Contact Numbers:
Phone: 02 8055 1818
Fax: 02 8055 1850

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