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Regional forums, Leading Breeder Videos, New brochures and Datasmart workshops.....
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April 2015
Regional Forums
Regional Forums are on again, this year they will be held in the month of June in the locations listed below (Except WA, which is still to be advised). Regional forums are a great way to catch up with Sheep Genetics staff and meet with other breeders, each forum will have valuable information for all breeders and plenty of time for questions.
Regional Forums will cover the following topics
  • How is an ASBV calculated
  • What is an index, and how to understand indexes
  • How to use the website including uploading Dashboard and uploading your sale and semen catalogues and printing pen cards
  • Data quality
  • How to get management grouping right.
Dates and Locations
  • 10th June - Goondiwindi QLD
  • 17th June - Wellington NSW
  • 23rd June - Ararat VIC
  • 25th June - Cleve SA
  • T.B.A - York WA
Forums are at a cost of $33 inc GST per business unit. If you are interested in attending please send an email to info@sheepgenetics.org.au
New Promotional Material
Recently we completed a series of new brochures to assist Ram Breeders to keep their clients informed. The brochures are designed so that breeders can order information specific to their ram breeding enterprise. Brochures can be ordered off the link below.

      
We have recently added an online order form to the website for ease of ordering promotional material for sales or field days, please click the following link to access the form. Alternatively head to the Resources menu on the website to access.
http://www.sheepgenetics.org.au/Resources/Brochures-and-fact-sheets/Material-Order-Form

Leading Breeder Videos

As promised Leading Breeder 2015 was filmed and the videos are ready for viewing. This is a great opportunity for everyone that was unable to attend the forum in Adelaide to catch up on all the action.
The videos can be found on the Leading Breeder page on our website of by clicking the following link. The videos are set up in a play list so you can select which presentation you wish to watch or view them all.
http://www.sheepgenetics.org.au/Resources/Leading-Breeder-2015

Datasmart Workshop

DataSmart Workshops are a one day course that are suitable for the new members right through to the members who been involved with Sheep Genetics for several years. There is always something to learn at these workshops, it is a great way to get any questions you may have about data recording or ASBVs answered. The workshops operate in groups with between 5 to 10 businesses to ensure everyone is able to get the most out of the day. Each workshop is focused on one software package per day to be able to best utilise time and give those attending relevant information.

If you would like to improve your data quality, ensure you are utilising management groups and linkages or have a new family or staff member becoming involved with any aspect of your stud operations and its data management, then a DataSmart workshop is the ideal solution for you.   

Between May and July there will be workshops running across NSW and VIC followed by some in SA. If your are in NSW or VIC and would like to attend a workshop, simply go to the link below and register you interest before registrations close!

Click on the link below to register your interests for attending a DataSmart workshop.
http://www.sheepgenetics.org.au/Getting-started/Managing-your-data/DataSmart-Workshops
Service Provision
Sheep Genetics are working with Service Providers to ensure that the most up to date techniques and information are being provided to all clients. Below are a few of the upcoming events that are we are working on.
5th & 6th of May - Annual Service Provider Training Workshop
7th May - Matesel Training
2nd & 3rd June - Carcase Scanner accreditation. (see note)
T.B.A June - Software providers meeting.

Please note: It is important that breeders ensure they are using accredited scanners to obtain their Fat and Eye muscle measurements. If you are not using an accredited scanner, measurements may not be accepted and will be removed from file. A list of accredited scanners can be found on the website.
http://www.sheepgenetics.org.au/Service-providers/Carcase-Scanners
Direct Deposits
Please remember if you are making a direct deposit to pay for subscription or database invoices you need to use your Customer Code in the reference field. This is the six digit number commencing with 3xxxxx. As our account is a general MLA account we need this information to identify payments.

Upcoming Analysis Dates

LAMBPLAN
  • 1st May
  • 15th May
  • 1st June
MERINOSELECT
  • 7th May
  • 21st May
  • 5th June
Data submission closes at 5pm AEST on the dates listed above. Data should be submitted to database@sheepgenetics.org.au. (Dohne breeders need to submit data as per association guidelines)
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