Flocks focussed on
health traits

Some SIL flocks are registered for the health trait evaluations. Specifically:

 

Use FlockFinder to identify flocks
registered for health traits >

 

Under each heading below, you will find the list of the flocks registered to record that particular health trait. This list is updated annually.

Internal Parasite Resistance – WormFECTM

• Selection to increase resistance of sheep to internal parasites
• 2017/18 list of SIL flocks registered for WormFECTM (download pdf)
Technical notes on Internal Parasite Resistance >

If you are a breeder and wish to sign up for the WormFECTM service, contact: Greg Miriams, Techion. Phone 0800 332 725. Website:  www.techiongroup.co.nz

 

Internal Parasite Resilience

• 2017/18 list of SIL flocks for Resilience to Internal Parasites (download pdf)
Technical notes on Internal Parasite Resilience >

Breeders registered for the Resilience service are able to produce DRAGE & RGAIN breeding values on their reports.

If you are a breeder and wish to sign up for the Resilience to Internal Parasites programme, contact: Neville Amyes, AgResearch. Phone 07 838 5421

 

CarLATM Parasite Resistance

• 2017/18 list of SIL flocks using CarLATM resistance to Internal Parasites (download pdf)
Technical notes on CarLATM Parasite Resistance >

Breeders using CarLATM saliva testing can get a SIL eBV on which to base selection for resistance to internal parasites. Note that CarLATM genes are probably part of the set of genes conferring WormFEC resistance. SIL cannot currently use WormFEC data and CarLATM data in one single evaluation. So there is some "double-counting" if you use CarLATM eBVs with FEC eBVs.

For more information on CarLATM test service, visit the AgResearch website >

 

Facial Eczema Tolerance

• 2017/18 list of SIL flocks registered for RamguardTM (download pdf)
Technical notes on Facial Eczema Tolerance >
Flock facial eczema status ratings explained >
Sire facial eczema star ratings explained >  

RamguardTM Status Rating indicates the dose rate and length of time the flock has been RamguardTM testing. Individual rams can also have a rating depending on what level of dosing their progeny have passed (e.g. the SIL-ACE Sire Leader Lists for FE Tolerance indexes).

If you are a breeder and wish to sign up for the RamguardTM programme, contact:
Neville Amyes, AgResearch. Phone 07 838 5421

 

Bareness Traits

• 2017/18 list of SIL flocks registered for Bareness trait (download pdf)
Technical notes on Bareness >

Bareness is a relatively new trait. The aim is to breed sheep with less or no wool around the breech or along the belly, that can get soiled and so require crutching, or lead to fly strike.

If you are a breeder and wish to sign up for the Bareness Goal Trait Group, contact:
Neville Amyes, AgResearch. Phone 07 838 5421

 

Dag Score

• 2017/18 list of SIL flocks registered for Dag Score (download pdf)
Technical notes on Dag Score >
The aim is to select animals with less dags.

If you are a breeder and wish to sign up for the Dag Score Goal Trait Group, contact:
Neville Amyes, AgResearch. Phone 07 838 5421

 

Body Condition Score

• 2017/18 list of SIL flocks registered for Body Condition Score trait (download pdf)
Technical notes on Body Condition Score (BCS) >
Adult Body Condition Score is a relatively new trait. The aim is to breed sheep with a higher score that are more resilient to adverse conditions

If you are a breeder and wish to sign up for the Body Condition Score Goal Trait Group, contact:
Neville Amyes, AgResearch. Phone 07 838 5421