Monday 28th January 2019
SIL Reminder: Revised Meat reporting and inclusion of Meat processor information will be implemented from Friday 1st February.
The revised Meat module replaces the current Meat module in the NZGE and bureau evaluations.
Revised Meat reporting
These changes restore the balance between the sub-indexes, enabling breeders to assess merit for growth and meat using the sub-index approach.
Inclusion of processor meat data
Processor information, often available from progeny test flocks, will be included in the estimation of meat merit when available.
Viascan - another processor measurement has been included in the evaluation since 2006.
There is a large amount of carcass weight information from the hub and other progeny test flocks in SIL. Direct measures of carcass weight increass accuracy compared to indirect predictors such as ultra-sound and will result in significant change for animals with progeny records and their close relatives.
These changes will be implemented during the SIL maintenance day (30/31st Jan).
NZGE runs from 1st February will have revised reporting of meat merit and include processor information. Ramfinder will be updated from 8th February.
More detailed information
If you have questions in relation to any of the above information, please contact either your bureau or email email@example.com