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Research Report 76: Sheep genetics

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Publication date: May 2016 - No. 76

Format: downloadable pdf - 13 pages

Kondinin Group research has found that the majority of members producing wool and sheep meat do not refer to Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs) when selecting rams according to the latest National Agricultural Survey (NAS) figures.

But producers are aware of the influence genetics can have in achieving breeding programme performance goals with two in three indicating they select rams on this basis.

This Research Report looks at the tools available to wool and sheep meat producers to improve flock performance through objective measurement, defined breeding objectives, goal setting and researched selection of breeding stock.

In case there was any doubt around the value in quantifying desirable traits, we showcase the demonstrated success with which three producers from across Australia are making the numbers work to improve the efficiency and productivity of their sheep enterprises. By Mark Saunders and Ben White


-         Ram selection

-         ASBVs recap

-         How to interpret ASBVs

-         Selection indexes

-         Goals and objectives

-         What do ASBVs mean?

-         Low maintenance the key driver to success in Kojonup

  • Breeding objective drivers
  • Mixing it up
  • Dual purpose drivers
  • Education imperative

-         Using technology to weed out passengers

  • Time for change
  • Trials
  • Back to basics
  • Ewe pressure

-         Goodbye mulesing, hello productive sheep

  • Keys to success
  • Progress
  • Low cost

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