Sheep Genetics Events


Sheep Genetics have an expert team of people who combine their skills and work together to advance the Australian red meat and livestock industry. The Sheep Genetics team have the ability to travel to your event and speak face-to-face or alternatively present online via webinars. 

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The Sheep Genetics team have the ability to travel to your event and speak face-to-face or alternatively present online via webinars. You can request a speaker by completing the online request on the MLA website or by clicking on the link below.

Click here to request a Sheep Genetics speaker.

Are you a new member and want to make the pieces fit?

Sheep Genetics are running an online workshop targeted at new members who are getting started and want to learn more about the process.

This workshop will cover:

  • Getting ASBVs – what goes into your breeding values?
  • Getting results – how do I access my breeding values?
  • How does genotyping fit?

More information and to register.

MateSel is a tool available to Sheep Genetics clients to help with mate selection. MateSel is designed to aid in balancing genetic gain and diversity, it has the capacity to include practical breeding program restrictions.

To get the most out of MateSel your flock should nearly be 100% full pedigree because it draws on information through the pedigree to manage the diversity of the population. 

To access to MateSel, users must first attend a training workshop to learn how to get the most from the program. At the completion of the training, attendees complete a short assessment, before routine access to MateSel via the SG Tools page is provided.

Find out more about MateSel.

This workshop is for service providers who advise and support Sheep Genetics breeders. This type of support may range from on-farm technical support and data management, to broader genetic advice and MateSel operation.

Service provider training offers valuable information and tools required to support clients and deliver quality breeding program advice. It helps service providers feel more comfortable giving advice on data and is crucial in ensuring they are supplying producers with the most recent and applicable information.  

When and where

Service provider training is usually a two-day event run annually in autumn. The workshop is held in different locations around Australia each year to increase accessibility for participants. 

  • 2024 Melbourne VIC - Wednesday 8 May and Thursday 9 May 12.30pm 
  • Register here

Throughout each year, Sheep Genetics run a series of regional workshops across Australia so breeders can:

  • keep updated on enhancements to the analysis
  • learn how to get the most out of their breeding program
  • speak directly to Sheep Genetics staff.

The workshops are not specifically LAMBPLAN or MERINOSELECT workshops but aimed at a mixed audience, of all breeds, and for both long term and new clients.

Sessions covered generally include:

  • principles of genetic selection
  • the evolving world of genetics
  • arming your genetics toolkit
  • developing an action plan.

These workshops are paced so that new Sheep Genetics members are not left behind, whilst also providing new information and techniques for existing clients.

When and where

Each year various regional forums are run across Australia in locations that are accessible for most breeders. These locations change each year to get as much coverage as possible.

Cost and registration

The day's activities along with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are included in the registration price. 

Regional forums are advertised through the Sheep Genetics including Breeders Bulletins and monthly updates.

More information

The Leading breeder conference is the premier event for Sheep Genetics clients, showcasing speakers and topics relevant to the sheep industry today and into the future.

Since its conception, the event has grown bigger and better drawing progressive sheep breeders from all around the country. 

The event is run over two days and has a variety of guest speakers to discuss new developments and exciting technologies in the genetics space.

The Leading breeder conference takes place in March every second year with the last conference being held in 2023. It is open to all Sheep Genetics clients and an invitation to attend will be sent out closer to the date.