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10 yrs of Sheep Genetics, Christmas closure, LambEx and more....
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November 2015

10 years of Sheep Genetics

November marked the 10 year anniversary of Sheep Genetics. We would like to thank all of our clients who have been involved over this period, there has been some exciting developments and products created to help breeders achieve genetic progress.

Christmas Closure

Please note that the office will be closed from Thursday 24/12/2015 until Monday the 04/01/2016. Some changes to analysis dates will occur, please refer to the website for details.

LambEx 2016 - Save the Date

August 10-12 Albury, New South Wales
For more information on LambEx please visit www.lambex.com.au

Data Quality Hints

Management Groups

A fundamental principle of genetic evaluation is to compare animals that have had the same nutrition and treatment prior to measuring the trait of interest.  For this reason it is important to accurately identify groups of animals that have been run together with the same management inputs, i.e.  Animals that have been in the same management group or subgroup.
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BT and RT

With Spring over and many breeders entering lambing records for their for their recent drop, this is a timely reminder to ensure you are submitting your lambing data appropriately.
We know that whether an animal was born as a single or as a twin has a lasting impact on its performance for different traits. Similarly, being raised as a single or as a twin also has an impact.
For example, twin-born lambs tend to be smaller (on average) than single-born lambs.  They also cut less wool that has a broader fibre diameter.  This is not because they have poorer genes for growth, fleece weight or fibre diameter, but because they have had to share nutrition pre-birth.  Their environment has not been (on average) as good as that experienced by single lambs. 
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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 .

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.
LAMBPLAN
Tuesday 15/12/15
Friday 15/01/16
Monday 01/02/16
Monday 15/02/16
MERINOSELECT
Monday 07/12/15
Monday 21/12/15
Thursday 07/01/16
Thursday 21/01/16
We will be sending a calendar of all analysis dates out with the newsletter before Christmas.
All data needs to be submitted to database@sheepgenetics.org.au or could be missed for inclusion in the analysis.

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