Sheep Genetics (ABSV) is a joint venture program between Meat and Livestock Australia and Australian Wool Innovation.
Sheep Genetics is the national genetic information and evaluation service for the meat and wool sectors of the sheep industry delivered as LAMBPLAN and MERINOSELECT. The purpose of Sheep Genetics is to improve the quality, scope and utilisation of across-flock, and where appropriate, across breed genetic information for the Australian sheep industry.
Sheep Genetics provides a single national language in the form of Australian Sheep Breeding Values ASBVs
ASBVs are available across flock and, where appropriate, across breeds
ASBVs are updated twice monthly for a range of commercially relevant traits that impact on all sectors of the sheep industry
ASBVs are designed to be used to compare the genetic potential of animals independent of the environment and location
Backed by quality assurance procedures and minimum accuracy standards, Sheep Genetics hosts a database of some 3 million animals, reflecting data from more than 1000 flocks around Australia. Together with the Australian sheep industry, MLA and AWI have facilitated genetic evaluation for prime lamb and wool producers. Getting started: A PDF document is available on the www.sheepgenetics.org.au web site.