Managing your data

Preparing your data

Once a your flock has been set up on the LAMBPLAN or MERINOSELECT database, the details relating sheep will need to be submitted." Email your data to:

Submission dates are twice monthly.

Data must be submitted by 5pm on the cut-off date.

  • LAMBPLAN 1st and 15th of each month
  • MERINOSELECT 7th and 21st of each month

If the cut-off date falls on a weekend, then the data needs to be sent to Sheep Genetics by 5pm on the Friday before.

We recommend you submit two days before the cut off date, to allow time to fix any problems with your dataset.

Data must be submitted electronically

It is recommended that you use Sheep Genetics compatible software for managing and submitting your data.  A list of suitable vendors can be found on the "Software for managing data" page.

Using software to manage your data will result in less errors, faster turn around time for accurate ASBVs and far less stress in importing, managing and exporting the information in a format that Sheep Genetics can control.  If you feel uncomfortable with managing data, there are service providers who can do this on your behalf on an ongoing fee for service basis.  Sheep Genetics will (at our discretion) help new members collate their data on initial consultation but we do not have the resources here to provide data management services on an ongoing basis.

For a basic overview of what is involved in data management, visit the "Data management basics" page.  Please not that most (if not all) of the rules surrounding data are encapsulated in commercial and free software packages.