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
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.