Percentile Bands Tables


Percentile bands tables provide a useful benchmarking resource for indexes and breeding values for connected flocks within the New Zealand Genetic Evaluation (NZGE). Every two months, the leader lists are updated from the most recent NZGE run for Maternal and Terminal traits, and a percentile bands table for sires is produced.

The percentile bands table for young rams is based on all animals born in the previous full birth year, in NZGE connected flocks. This represents a wider group than the sire percentile bands table, as it is all young animals born in that birth year – many of which will not end up being offered for sale.

If purchasing rams for commercial use, use the young ram percentile bands table.

Percentile tables can be used in conjunction with RamFinder.

Sire Percentile Bands Tables

For benchmarking NZGE values for stud sires, young stud sires and for use with the NZGE leader lists.
Based on sires with progeny in the last three years in genetically connected flocks

Sire Percentile Bands Technical note

Sire Percentile Bands Table - August 2019

Sire Percentile Bands Table - June 2019

Sire Percentile Bands Table - April 2019

Sire Percentile Bands Table - February 2019

Sire Percentile Bands Table - December 2018

Sire Percentile Bands Table - October 2018

Sire Percentile Bands Table - August 2018

Sire Percentile Bands Table - June 2018

Sire Percentile Bands Table - April 2018

Sire Percentile Bands Table - February 2018

Sire Percentile Bands Table - December 2017

Sire Percentile Bands Table - October 2017


Young Ram Percentile Bands Tables

For benchmarking NZGE values for young rams for commercial use.
Based on all animals born in connected flocks in relevant birth year.

From June 2019, Young Ram Percentile Band Tables have changed from 2017 born to 2018 born

Young Ram Percentile Bands Technical note

Young Ram Percentile Bands table - August 2019

Young Ram Percentile Bands table - June 2019

Young Ram Percentile Bands table - April 2019

Young Ram Percentile Bands table - February 2019

Young Ram Percentile Bands table - December 2018

Young Ram Percentile Bands table - October 2018

Young Ram Percentile Bands table - August 2018

Young Ram Percentile Bands table - June 2018

Young Ram Percentile Bands table - April 2018

Young Ram Percentile Bands table - February 2018

Young Ram Percentile Bands table - December 2017

Young Ram Percentile Bands table - October 2017