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Sheep Genetics Monthly Update
 

Book Now for the Leading Breeder Forum 2014

Time is fast running out to register for Sheep Genetics flagship event in 2014 the Leading Breeder Forum. The 2014 leading Breeder Forum will be held on the 4th of March in Wagga Wagga NSW at the Carriage House motor inn.

For more information regarding the Leading Breeder Forum please go to the website by clicking here

If you wish to register for the event you can so by clicking here 

 

MLA and AWI wool and sheepmeat Survey

MLA and AWI are asking for responses to their wool and sheepmeat survey for February 2014. Responses to this survey will be utilised to create regional, state and national sheppmeat and wool industry data. Responses are asked to be completed by 28 February 2014. Responses received by this date will be entered into the draw for the chance to win a Caltex StarCash Card worth $1,000.

For more information and to access the survey please select the following link http://www.tellusmore.com.au/survey/LambSurveyFebruary2014.asp

 

AWI Genetic Benchmarking Review

AWI are currently running an independent review regarding their investment into the various genetic benchmarking programs.
The consultation document that outlines the review process and invites submissions can be found on the AWI website or via the link shown below. Any submissions should be received by AWI by Monday the 8th of March, 2014.

AWI Genetic Benchmarking Review Documentation

We would like to encourage all Sheep Genetics clients to submit a response before the March closing date as the responses received could have a significant impact on the Sheep Genetics business model in the future.

 

Gain greater information for your breeding decisions

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

 

Repeat adult weight measurements and condition score

If any breeders have been collecting repeated adult ewe wieghts and/or repeated condition scores of their ewes at either weaning or pre joining, we would like to get hold of these records. Having access to such records would allow us to explore further the adult weight trait and also other influences on reproduction. If you have previously recorded this information and wish to assist by submitting could you please contact Tom Hooke on (02) 6773 3430 or thooke@sheepgenetics.org.au
 
 
 

Analysis Dates


LAMBPLAN
28th February
14th March
1st April

MERINOSELECT
21st February
7th March
21st March

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.