ESTIMATED BREEDING VALUES

BREEDPLAN

BREEDPLAN is a modern genetic evaluation system for beef cattle. Using Best Linear Unbiased Prediction (BLUP) technology, BREEDPLAN produces Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) for cattle for a range of important production traits

Tip Sheets

BREEDPLAN "Tip Sheets" provide information regarding many components of BREEDPLAN.

General

Understanding EBVs

Understanding Selection Indexes

AUSTRALIAN SHEEP BREEDING VALUES

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. 

LAMBPLAN

LAMBPLAN provides practical information for terminal, maternal and dual purpose sheep producers on the genetic potential of their animals. Sheep are ranked according to various production characteristics using Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs). ASBVs are available for growth, carcase, wool, reproduction and internal parasite (worm) resistance. ASBVs are directly comparable across flocks within a breed and across breed in the terminal sire group of breeds.

MERINOSELECT 

MERINOSELECT provides practical information for Merino breeders and wool growers on the genetic potential of their sheep. Sheep are ranked for various production characteristics, by Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs). ASBVs allow you to select the most appropriate animals that match your breeding objectives across a comprehensive range of commercial production and quality traits. ASBVs assist breeders and producers in making comparisons between animals. 

General 

ACROSS-HERD GENETIC EVALUATION

In 2003 the Australian Alpaca Association introduced a new Across-herd Genetic Evaluation (AGE) service to assist all members in maximise their herds' genetic improvement.