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Old Man Rog
-Been farming for over 40 years. Getting on in body, but not in spirit.

Ewe Genomic Testing


DId anyone take up the ewe genomic test through the Sheep CRC (or it may have been MerinoSelect?). Any thoughts or feedback? 

Is it still available?


538 days ago

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yes its still available.  I cannot recommend it enough if you are using ASBV as a tool for ram purchases.  It allows you to more closely tailor your ram team to make genetic gain as you know where your ewe flock sits, rather than assuming they have a specific merit.  (This gives you greater scope to apply visual selection as the short list of rams in a sale can be sorted pre sale and then you can work out which ones tick the visual boxes at the right price).  
see    https://www.sheepdna.com.au/#/home


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Bel Steers
-Walking that crucial tight rope between running my own consulting business and keeping up with my 2 girls (with a few sheep thrown in between just to keep things interesting).
521 days ago
Thanks so much, Bel. That is very helpful. Yes, we are using ASBVs along with visual inspection for our ram purchases. Thanks for the link as well.
Old Man Rog | 508 days
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yes its still available.  I cannot recommend it enough if you are using ASBV as a tool for ram purchases.  It allows you to more closely tailor your ram team to make genetic gain as you know where your ewe flock sits, rather than assuming they have a specific merit.  (This gives you greater scope to apply visual selection as the short list of rams in a sale can be sorted pre sale and then you can work out which ones tick the visual boxes at the right price).  
see    https://www.sheepdna.com.au/#/home


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Bel Steers
-Walking that crucial tight rope between running my own consulting business and keeping up with my 2 girls (with a few sheep thrown in between just to keep things interesting).
521 days ago
Thanks so much, Bel. That is very helpful. Yes, we are using ASBVs along with visual inspection for our ram purchases. Thanks for the link as well.
Old Man Rog | 508 days
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