How to search the databases (LAMBPLAN and MERINOSELECT)
The LAMBPLAN and MERINOSELECT databases provide genetic evaluation of sheep across different breeds (when applicable) within a breed group, and across different ﬂocks within a breed group.
An Australian Sheep Breeding Value (ASBV) describes a sheep’s genetic performance expressed in terms of the expected genetic performance of it’s offspring.
The breeding value is calculated by a BLUP analysis that can include information on the sheep’s own performance and/or its relative’s performance.
ASBV data is submitted to LAMBPLAN and MERINOSELECT by members.
How to search
Search areas include:
- Terminal or maternal or breed
- Individaul ASBVs or Indexes (a group of ASBVs)
- Animal name, stud or herd, breeder codes.
- Wool type can identify animals when using MERINOSELECT.
This diagram shows these search fields as they appear on LAMBPLAN and MERINOSELECT.
Using wool type
MERINOSELECT has introduced "wool types" as a feature to help identify animals from flocks with a visual wool style.
The wool styles are:
- fibre diameter
- crimp frequency
Wool type is an advanced search option.
The diagram illustrates the position of Wool type on MERINOSELECT.