The following pages give outlines on breeding for specific products, however, producers can breed for a combination of these. In particular, wool ram breeders are increasingly including more emphasis on meat characteristics within their selection program to reflect the importance of sale sheep income within the wool production enterprise.
Whether the focus is on meat or wool, disease resistance and fertility are also important traits to include.
To find out detailed information on breeding click on the headings below:
Choose from the tabs below to find more detailed information.
Several case studies are available on the use and benefits of ASBVs - download the individual case studies below.
This guide is provided to help you understand the complexities of breeding profitable yet functional sheep that are right for your business.
During LambEx 2012 the Sheep CRC hosted a genomics breakfast workshop - download the papers from the workshop below.