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by lambchop
Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: Lambplan monthly update
Replies: 7
Views: 3066

Lambplan monthly update

Website issues! Many of you would have noticed interruptions to the Sheep Genetics website over the past couple of weeks, unfortunately this was due to factors outside the control of Sheep Genetics staff. We apologise for the inconveniences caused. This has now been addressed however if you are expe...
by lambchop
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Dorpers
Replies: 21
Views: 10613

Re: Dorpers

Jake,

Send me an e-mail at: lambchop@whitedorper.com and I will answer your questions in a day or so. Trying to ship a load of lambs and work calves at the moment.
by lambchop
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Dorpers
Replies: 21
Views: 10613

Re: Dorpers

Jake,

If you pencil in the cost of shearing, including your time and handling of sheep, we found we saved more than the supposed loss of pelt value. It is surprising how that deduction can disappear when someone wants your lambs. That's been my experience anyway.
by lambchop
Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Dorpers
Replies: 21
Views: 10613

Re: Dorpers

Jake,

We come to Sedalia to the MWSRS every year and deliver a lot of rams for travel on from there. We select them based on the EBV traits our buyers want. Also, Don't know how close you are to Ron Young, but he has purchased some of our top rams, and you might contact him.
by lambchop
Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: AU horned dorset rams
Replies: 4
Views: 1653

Re: AU horned dorset rams

mike,

Don't know, just saw the pictures and thought they would be meat producers, nothing like the Dorsets I have seen in the US in the last few year's. I am not a Dorset breeder, as you know, but our breed came from a horned Dorset cross. (back in the 1940's).
by lambchop
Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: AU horned dorset rams
Replies: 4
Views: 1653

AU horned dorset rams

This might be of interest to some of our dorset breeders. No cross breeding in these rams:

http://www.stockandland.com.au/news/agr ... 71455.aspx
by lambchop
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Dorpers
Replies: 21
Views: 10613

Re: Dorpers

Jake, We were a breed up program and are very happy with the results. Our main ewe base was St. Croix, so did not have the wool issue to get through, other than about 100 woolies, and they took 3-4 yrs. to totally eliminate shearing. Since you have to shear now, shouldn't bother you too much. Go for...
by lambchop
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: EBV Repeatability
Replies: 15
Views: 5397

Re: EBV Repeatability

Here is a quote from the Lambplan web site: Use of the data Publish accuracy values It is vital that all LAMBPLAN and MERINOSELECT ASBVs are published with their accuracy percentage, as provided in your reports or on the web. The accuracy percentage reflects the quality and amount of information ava...
by lambchop
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: ram behavior
Replies: 11
Views: 4052

Re: ram behavior

Billy,

This could explain open ewes. Some rams are more selective than others.
by lambchop
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: EBV Repeatability
Replies: 15
Views: 5397

Re: EBV Repeatability

Here is the chart from LP breeders manual for the standard deviation on some of the traits. Didn't copy well, but should be able to understand it. if you go to the NSIP web site, they should have the manual there, page 37 discusses accuracies. Accuracy BWT WWT PWWT YWT YFAT YEMD NLW YGFW level (kg) ...
by lambchop
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: EBV Repeatability
Replies: 15
Views: 5397

Re: EBV Repeatability

Cody, Good point, but I think you are confusing "baseline" and "Average". Baseline is the average, for lambplan, of the entire terminal drop for 2010 which results in that being the zero point of the EBV. The average shown on LP is the current average to compare against. The diff...
by lambchop
Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: Center of the Nation Sale featuring NSIP Sheep
Replies: 57
Views: 13643

Re: Center of the Nation Sale featuring NSIP Sheep

Phil, I have a little trouble with your figures. First, any seedstock producer that sells 100 rams, would have to cull 50-70% of the males if they are properly trying to provide top rams, that leaves 100-150 wethers to sell, and about 200-250 ewe lambs, which I would presume are purebred and of exce...
by lambchop
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: EBV Repeatability
Replies: 15
Views: 5397

Re: EBV Repeatability

Bob, Lambplan publishes accuracies for sheep with cross flock EBV's and those of us that use lambplan must publish those numbers in our advertising, etc. They are not published for within flock EBV's. I would think NSIP would have the same requirements, but I may be wrong. The accuracy figures are r...
by lambchop
Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: Center of the Nation Sale featuring NSIP Sheep
Replies: 57
Views: 13643

Re: Center of the Nation Sale featuring NSIP Sheep

Don, You should not have had to abandon NSIP to compete is shows, but alas, judges went to bigger is better and were much of the cause of sheep with stilts. I cannot speak for any breed now other than the Dorpers. We require our judges to attend a Sr. Dorper school and pass a judges test, written an...
by lambchop
Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: Center of the Nation Sale featuring NSIP Sheep
Replies: 57
Views: 13643

Re: Center of the Nation Sale featuring NSIP Sheep

BI, Well, as far as you went, you are probably correct, but the fact remains that a ram with an EBV for PWT of 15kg. will have lambs with higher PWT from the same group of ewes as a ram with a PWT of 7kg. under the same conditions. That is the point of EBV's. Of course, if you chose a ram with high ...

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