Australian Sheep Breeding Values

Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBV) are the national standard for benchmarking sheep based on their genetic merit. It allows you to predict how a ram's progeny will perform.

The appearance and performance of an animal is a combination of its genes and the environment in which it is raised (e.g. amount and quality of feed, single or twin).  ASBVs take into account environmental effects, allowing for comparison of sheep based on the genes they will pass onto their progeny.

ASBVs are available for a range of economically important traits for both wool and meat sheep.

Find out more about ASBVs on the Sheep Genetics website.

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