Sheep genetics resources

Here you’ll find a wealth of sheep genetics resources. Beef + Lamb New Zealand also provides SIL, a performance recording and genetic evaluation tool for ram breeders and buyers.

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400 plus - a guide to improved lamb growth

Date published 1 November, 2010

This book shows how to achieve lamb growth of more than 400g a day, with a broad recipe for better lamb growth, as well as the science behind the management.

ID number 0-908768-96-6

Animal Welfare (Dogs) Code of Welfare

Date published 26 June, 2010

Code of welfare relating to dogs.

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Breeding for reduced worm drench requirements in sheep

Date published 1 April, 1999

This project looks at the feasibility and implications of breeding for worm resilience in lambs.

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ID number R&D Brief 34

Breeding sheep with resistance to nematode infection

Date published 1 April, 1999

This project finds it’s possible to select for resistance to nematode infection, but that most gains are made when you use performance records and index selection.

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ID number R&D Brief 33

Buying rams to improve flock profit

Date published 2 August, 2012

Overview of Beef + Lamb New Zealand SIL genetics tools and how they can help you buy rams that will improve the profitability of your flock.

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