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.

Instructions on using LAMBPLAN & 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.


Search results

Search results including genomics