Record scanner id, Regional forum dates, Maternal $ Index review
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Recording Scanner Numbers

We now require carcase scanner accreditation numbers to be submitted in your data. These numbers are used per animal per trait, ensuring a greater quality assurance across the database.
The scanner will provide this number to you when they scan your animals. If your software program has a field you need to enter it, if not then it needs to be included in the email when submitting data.  
If you are using Pedigree Master, click here to update to the latest version which has this field included.
Once the number is entered it will automatically be included in the files you send to us. Failure to enter the number, will mean that data is not included for analysis.
Please note that international data will continue to be treated the same at this stage.

Maternal $ Index Review

We are currently reviewing Maternal indexes with a view to updating them this year. Will has been following up with breeders for input and working with AGBU staff on the development. If you are a maternal breeder and would like further information about this, please email Will.  

Regional Forums - Save the Date

Tentative dates have been set for the 2016 Regional Forums, these are a great way for breeders to keep up to date with what is happening in LAMBPLAN and MERINOSELECT and assist in understanding analysis changes that have been rolled out.
  • 17/05/16 - Armidale NSW
  • 19/05/16 - Young NSW
  • 24/05/16 - Wodonga VIC
  • 26/05/16 - Hamilton VIC
  • 09/06/16 - Launceston TAS
  • 21/06/16 - Adelaide SA
  • 23/06/16 - Mt Gambier SA
  • 26/07/16 - Williams WA

Leading Breeder Forum

We would like to advise that the Leading Breeder Forum will not be held this year. It has been decided that we will move to a bi-annual event, with the next forum being held in 2017.

Service Provider Training

We have two service provider training opportunities planned for 2016, these are important events as they allow all service providers the opportunity to network and develop their skills to assist clients.
  • 2 & 3 March 2016 - Carcase Scanner Accreditation - Armidale NSW
  • 10 & 11 May 2016- Genetic Service Provider Training - Melbourne VIC

Mating Module Data

We would like to see more people submitting mating information into the analysis. There is a mating module in all the major software programs and it would be good to see some more data coming in. 

Potential Data Smart Workshops in WA

If you were interested in attending a Data Smart workshop in WA, potential dates of March 16th, 17th and 18th 2016 have been flagged.
If you were interested in attending please complete the expression of interest form

LambEx 2016 - Save the Date

August 10-12 Albury, New South Wales
For more information on LambEx please visit

Upcoming Analysis Dates

Please note the remaining analysis dates for 2015, 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.
Monday 01/02/16
Monday 15/02/16
Thursday 05/02/16
Thursday 19/02/16
All data needs to be submitted to or could be missed for inclusion in the analysis.


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