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Updates coming to the new-look Sheep Genetics search site: here's a timeline of everything you can expect and when

 

Since the release of Meat & Livestock Australia's (MLA) new-look Sheep Genetics search site in August 2020, the team have been working on further enhancements to the platform. 

Initial changes to the website included:  

  • load times are three times faster than the old site 

  • more targeted search functionality 

  • easier navigation 

  • seamless integration with direct referral sites such as AuctionsPlus 

  • accessible on ay device.  

Below is a list of planned features and upgrades, and a timeline of when you can expect to see them rolled out. Developments are continuous and feedback is always welcome at info@sheepgenetics.org.au. Feedback received to date has informed the below list of future developments. Items have been prioritised based on expected development time and impact on site users.  

Phase 1: short-term updates

The following features were implemented on 10 October:   

  • faster loading times when exporting results to Excel 
  • update to email and/or website links in listed sale and semen catalogues 
  • fix to duplicate dam IDs appearing on pen cards 
  • sale catalogues will no longer move to the 'past sales' section early 
  • fix to the 'semen available' filter 
  • fix to the 'load more' function in searches and catalogues 
  • improved logo sizing on pen cards 
  • fix to search with multiple ASBV filters 
  • fix to the search time-out for individual IDs 
  • fix to pen card creation time-out for large catalogues. 
  • fix to caching issue when searching for individual animals using 16-digit IDs and flock names.  
  • Other updates that will be implemented by the end of October include: 
  • delete saved search functionality 
  • search time-out messages. 

PHASE 2: medium-term enhancements

The following features are expected to be implemented within the next six months:  

  • customised ASBVs on sale and semen catalogues 

  • customise ASBVs button for mobile 

  • ability to sort catalogues by lot number 

  • ability to view semen catalogues on mobile devices 

  • implementation of an MLP filter and tags for sires used in the project 

  • ability to rename saved searches 

  • export button available when not logged in 

  • error validation of catalogue uploads 

  • ability to add multiple flock codes to a search 

  • new information sheet generated with pen cards 

  • improved flagging of animals for sale or with semen available.  

PHASE 3: long-term enhancements 

The following features are expected to be implemented over the next one to two years.  

  • printable and customisable percentile band table 

  • ability to view and export more traits and animals on a single page 

  • ability to export the individual animal page and the pedigree as a PDF 

  • ability to export searches as a PDF 

  • ability to view and export sire and dam pedigree in a search 

  • ability to view 16-digit ID in a search 

  • ability to create multi-vendor sale catalogues 

  • ability to export searches to email and social media 

  • further on-boarding information on mobile devices.