2015 Extension program, Datasmart workshops and Analysis dates....
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January 2015

2015 Extension program

Leading Breeder

Discussing tomorrow’s developments for sheep genetics and ram breeding, today!

The 2015 Leading Breeder forum will be held on the 24th and 25th of March in Adelaide SA. The forum is designed for an audience who have an in depth knowledge of genetics within the sheep industry, who are looking at further developing their knowledge with the absolute latest on what is happening within this space.
To find out more or register please click here.

Regional Forums

Tentative dates and locations have been selected for this years round of Regional Forums. These forums are aimed at updating Sheep Genetics members on how to make the most of participating in LAMBPLAN and MERINOSELECT covering topics such as Data Collection, Data Quality, Linkage, Management Groups, Genomics and using the web site. While there is a set agenda, these days are also a great opportunity to ask questions within a room of other breeders and Sheep Genetics staff.
Below are the list of locations, further information registrations for these events will be available closer to the date.

  • 10th June 2015 - Goondiwindi QLD
  • 16th June 2015 - Wellington NSW
  • 23rd June 2015 - Ararat VIC
  • 25th June 2015 - Cleve SA
  • July 2015 - York WA

Datasmart Workshop

Are you interested in learning ways to improve your LAMBPLAN and MERINOSELECT data quality, and how to use your software?

Datasmart Worshops are a one day workshop for stud sheep breeders, and are run at a cost of $200 per business unit, including morning tea, lunch and workshop notes.
The workshop covers the following topics:

  • Understanding ASBVs (Australian Sheep Breeding Values), How a breeding value is calculated, Accuracy and Heritability.
  • Planning joining for management groups and linkage, Strategic planning for better results and faster genetic gain.
  • Software Program, How to use and enter data.
  • Interpret and use reports from LAMBPLAN and MERINOSELECT, What reports do you recieve and what do they mean.
Workshops will be running in WA over the 24th, 25th and 26th of February, for further information please click here.

Upcoming Analysis Dates

  • 13th Feb
  • 27th Feb
  • 6th Feb
  • 20th Feb
Data submission closes at 5pm AEST on the dates listed above. Data should be submitted to (Dohne breeders need to submit data as per association guidelines)
January 2015
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