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ASBV Pocket Guide

An ASBV is an estimate of the genetic potential a sheep will pass on to its progeny. ASBVs are available for a range of economically important traits and are designed to be used in conjunction with visual selection. The appearance and performance of an animal is a combination of its genes and the environment in which it is raised (e.g. the amount and quality of feed, single or twin birth type). ASBVs account for these environmental effects, allowing the comparison of sheep based on the genes they will pass on to their progeny. It is important to remember when selecting sheep you are choosing the genes, not the environment.


DownloadASBV Pocket Guide (1.6 MB)