The economics

Sheep Genetics is a not for profit service operating for the benefit of Australian sheep producers.

However, Sheep Genetics budgets have been prepared using the principle that the delivery of genetic information that benefits individual producers should be paid for in full by the users.

Industry has settled upon an annual subscription per flock plus a fee per animal entered into the database.

An animal achieves a billable status when it has data entered into the database from weaning weight or above.

This means that once an animal is entered into the database, the owner can continue to add data on that animal throughout its life at no additional cost.

The fees outlined below cover the Sheep Genetics analysis and reporting of data. The cost of measurement and collection of data is additional.