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Sheep Genetics Objectives

Sheep Genetics has a clear set of objectives for achievement:

  • Sheep Genetics will be an efficient and effective genetic evaluation program that will be recognised by industry as a key resource for ongoing genetic and business improvement
  • At least 80% of Australian meat sheep rams will be evaluated through Sheep Genetics
  • At least 50% of Australian Merino rams will be evaluated through Sheep Genetics
  • More than 50% of rams sold in the Australian market will be sold with Sheep Genetics breeding information
  • Where applicable, the research and development outcomes from Australian Wool Innovation Limited and Meat & Livestock Australia’s investment in genetic technologies will be delivered as products of Sheep Genetics
  • Genetic trends in commercially relevant traits agreed by industry will be reported annually to measure and report the rate of improvement