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Tips for buyers

  • ASBVs are designed to be used to compare the genetic potential of animals independent of the environment and location.
  • The traits to focus on will be the ones that matter to your breeding objective and your back pocket. A list of ASBV traits can be viewed by here.
  • Consider the current performance of your sheep.
  • Selection Indexes can be used as a way of weighing up different traits for a particular breeding objective. A description of the available indexes can be viewed here.
  • Indexes can be helpful to narrow down selection however the individual trait values must be considered.
  • Percentile band reports can be useful to determine how an animal ranks relative to the rest of the breed for individual traits. The percentile band table can be viewed here.