Sheep Genetics Monthly Update

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.

Online Ordering and Information

Australian wool grower of the year award

Congratulations to John and Jo Symons on winning the prestigious Australian Woolgrower of the year 2013 award. This is the second year in a row a member of MERINOSELECT has taken out this award. We are proud to be associated with such innovative members of the industry and congratulate them on this success.

Website issues!

Many of you would have noticed interruptions to the Sheep Genetics website over the past couple of weeks, unfortunately this was due to factors outside the control of Sheep Genetics staff. We apologise for the inconveniences caused. This has now been addressed however if you are experiencing issues please contact the Sheep Genetics offiice.

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

Data submission protocol

You would all be aware that Sheep Genetics has been trying to move towards having all data submitted via suitable software packages for a number of years. The per animal charges that are in place are costed around data being submitted in the correct electronic format, data that is not in the right format takes up much more of the database managers time and increases the risk of the wrong information being added to our database. Excel spreadsheets in particular can cause a range of problems with 16 digit IDs and errors with records being mixed up. This threatens the accuracy of your ASBVs.
For these reasons, and with strong recommendations being made by the SG Advisory Committee, Sheep Genetics will no longer be accepting data submitted on excel spreadsheets. Data will only be accepted from the approved software recording programs. There are several freeware programs and a number of commercially available programs that can be utilised, please see the Sheep Genetics web site if you need more details. There are also contact details for data managers who can help with data submission available on the web site.
If you are unable to comply with this, please contact the Sheep Genetics staff to discuss what assistance you may need as soon as possible.

Analysis Dates

  • 1st October
  • 15th October
  • 1st November


  • 20th September
  • 8th October
  • 21st October
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.