Tuesday, June 22, 2010

NSIP and LAMBPLAN forge partnership

The National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP) has forged a partnership with LAMBPLAN, Meat & Livestock Australia's (MLA) national genetic evaluation program.

The partnership will allow producers to take advantage of LAMBPLAN's human resources, technical ability and advanced software that will allow expected progeny differences (EPD) to be created for more traits. Production traits such as growth rate, fat and muscle depth, wool weight and quality, reproduction and internal parasite resistance can be processed and delivered to the producer within two weeks.

NSIP will maintain active representation to support the needs of U.S. sheep and goat producers. A portal to LAMBPLAN is being developed on the NSIP Web site, where clients will sign up to participate. Information can be input directly into a producer's computer, sent to LAMBPLAN and EPDs will be returned. Producers will pay a flock fee that will enable them to download and submit data and will also pay a processing fee on the number of animals processed.

Additional information will be available on the NSIP Web site as it becomes available.

Source:  ASI Weekly News, June 18, 2010


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