Genetics New Zealand

SHEEP50K®

The efficacy of genomics relies on maintaining a strong link to New Zealand’s industry-wide reference pool of high density genotypes. Testing sires with Sheep50 takes care of this.

HOW SHEEP50K® WORKS

The efficacy of genomics relies on maintaining a strong link to New Zealand’s industry-wide reference pool of high density genotypes. Testing sires with Sheep50K® takes care of this.

Basically, you need the depth of the information Sheep50K provides, to inform your subsequent Sheep5K results. Young animals are tested with Sheep5K, but their results draw on the greater information provided by their sires’ Sheep50K results to then deliver higher accuracy to the young animals’ breeding value.

THE PROCESS

Sheep50K® should be used on all sires.

Each year, your Zoetis field rep will work with you to establish your new sires to be Sheep50K® tested. You will not receive results for these tests. They are directly incorporated into the genomic reference population.

Getting Started with Genetics

 

 

For more information,
please contact us!

Phone: 0800.228.278

North Island Sheep: Dayanne 027 208 5501

South Island Sheep: Anna 027 549 3506

Email: Customer Services