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eSearch FlockFinder tool now online

18/11/2010

FlockFinder, the SIL eSearch tool for ram buyers, is now online

FlockFinder, the SIL eSearch tool for ram buyers, is now online

SIL has made live on its website the new eSearch tool, FlockFinder, which is designed to help ram buyers locate ram selling flocks to suit their needs. The tool uses the latest results from the large-scale, across-flock, across-breed SIL-ACE genetic evaluation. Users define the few key traits they want to improve, and the tool produces lists of flocks that have genetic information on those traits in SIL-ACE.

The focus is finding flocks that can provide genetic information on traits you want to improve.

The tool lists those traits that a SIL-ACE flock has good genetic information for. It does not list traits for a flock if it does not record perfromance for a trait or if there is insufficient data of a specfied standard. As well, it does not take account of genetic connectedness so there is no guarantee you can validly compare genetic information for rams from different flocks.

FlockFinder uses results from the latest SIL-ACE evaluation. Please feel free to send us feedback on the FlockFinder tool, by email, to silhelp@sheepimprovement.co.nz

A guide to using FlockFinder is available on our Buying Rams > FlockFinder webpage. Go to FlockFinder webpage.