Recording Adult Size (DPA) Flocks must be recording & connected for adult size to be connected for NZMW and other indexes from June 2019.
Revised Meat Reporting New Tech Note: The Meat module was updated in September 2018 to reflect change in carcass weights, composition and mix of current breeds. All genetic parameters were re-estimated and updated in SIL.
Genetics Tool Workshops Genetics Tool Workshops: info for those interested in participating and providing input.
NZMW & NZTW info cards DOWNLOAD: a print-ready file for the information card about the NZMW & NZTW indexes.
NZMW & NZTW B+LNZ Genetics is rolling out the ultimate ram selection tool for commercial farmers.
7 August 2017 New Tech Note: Reporting by Connectedness
28 August 2017 New tech note: Breeding values from NZGE
24 August 2017 New tech note: Capped Reproduction
The Good Acid
Issue 19: Feb 2019 Revised Meat Module, reminder to record LWMATE, progeny test updates.
Issue 18: Nov 2018 Roadshow updates, Single Step and the new Meat Module, new look beef programme
Issue 17: Sep 2018 Revised SIL Meat Module goes live, Sheep Breeders' Roadshow registration, Sheep Forum presentation links, LambEx insights
Issue 16: Jul 2018 Beef Breeder Forum Save the Dates and a recap of the Sheep Breeder forum sessions with links to videos
Issue 15: June 2018 A recap on Single Step & nProve. Tips for bull breeders to assure clients of M.Bovis status
Issue 14: May 2018 Insights from Sheep & Beef field days. Pregscan data audit on SIL. Beef single step evaluation article
Issue 13: Apr 2018 Genetics tool (nProve) update, Beef advertising campaign and upcoming progeny test field days.
Issue 12: Mar 2018 International genetics conference, Beef performance recording reminders and progeny test updates
Issue 11: Feb 2018 The new genetics tool, performance recording reminders & upcoming beef events.
Issue 10: Dec 2017 Link to sire lists for Beef & Dairy-Beef progeny tests. Summary from the Sheep Progeny Test Field day
Issue 9: Nov 2017 Featuring B+LNZ Genetics funding and restructure, Capped reproduction & BPT sire selection update
Issue 8: Oct 2017 Includes an update on the new Dairy-Beef Progeny Test site, and a link to latest BPT report
Issue 7: Aug 2017 A summary form BPT field days, recent research awards and new SIL developments
Issue 6: Jul 2017 A summary of the two-day Sheep Breeder Forum. Dates for Beef Progeny Test Field Days in August.
Issue 5: Jun 2017 Insights from the Beef Breeder forum at Beef Expo and latest BPT carcase scanning data
Issue 4: Apr 2017 A summary from recent roadshows, Beef Breeder Forum dates and Sheep Industry Awards criteria
Issue 3: Feb 2017 The Good Acid - Feb: Updates on capped NLB, Wool and Wool Colour traits.
Issue 2: Jan 2017 The Good Acid - Jan: Beef progeny test results, Leader List changes and the new BCS eBV.
Issue 1: Dec 2016 The Good Acid - Dec: Regular updates on the latest news, industry research and events.
Sheep breeder newsletters
Nov 2016 A post-conference summary of topics covered at the 2016 Sheep Breeder Forum in Dunedin.
Jul 2015 A summary of speakers, workshops and topics covered at the 2015 Sheep Breeder forum.
Oct 2014 A summary from the 2014 Sheep Breeder Forum. It covers the future direction of B+LNZ Genetics and research underway.