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Genetic Evaluation for the Australian Sheep Industry

In this project the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU) at the University of New England conducted research and development for OVIS, the software program used to estimate the breeding values, and its supporting infrastructure, for Sheep Genetics between July 2010 and June 2016. The major outcome of this project has been to facilitate more accurate selection of breeding animals for the Australian sheep flock.  This has been achieved by producing more accurate breeding values for a greater range of traits in a timelier manner.  Additional outputs, including breeding value accuracy, inbreeding coefficients and selection indexes assist to improve selection accuracy.  The development of OVIS and Sheep Genetics genetic evaluation system was scientifically scrutinised by a technical committee consisting of leading sheep geneticists and breeders from across Australia.


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Contract No. Title Start date End date Funding type
Genetic Evaluation for the Australian Sheep Industry: Better targeted and faster genetic gain
30/06/2010 30/06/2016

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