These datasheets will allow you to easily find relevant information on the GenOvis program and the genetic data generated. New datasheets will be added later according to needs.

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Economic return related to improver terminal rams

Datasheets for buyers 

Define your objective then click on "With ultrasound" or "No ultrasound" to access the datasheet adapted to your situation.

"With ultrasound" is used when the breeder takes ultrasound measurements on his lambs and "No ultrasound" is used when the breeder doesn't take ultrasound measurements.

Objective Ultrasound 
 I am looking for good terminal sires  With  No   
 I am looking to improve my number of lambs born  With  No
 I am looking to improve maternal qualities without increasing my number of lambs born  With  No
 I am a F1 breeder - Prolific maternal purebred ewes X Non-prolific maternal purebred rams  With  No
 I am a F1 breeder - Non-prolific maternal purebred ewes X Prolific maternal purebred rams  With  No


Datasheet for breeders

Select your breed's category then click on "With ultrasound" or "No ultrasound" to access the datasheet adapted to your objective.

I am a breeder  Ultrasound 
Terminal breed  With    No     
Maternal prolific breed  With  No
Maternal non-prolific breed  With  No



Basic notions

The concept of a management group

Genetic Improvement Strategies

Ram Selection


Datasheets on the EPDs makeup of each index

          What is a selection index

          Gain Index (GAIN)

          Carcass Index (CARC)

          Maternal Index (MAT)

          Maternal Ultrasound Index (MAT-U)

  Maternal Higher Prolificacy Index (MAT-HP)

  Maternal Ultrasound Higher Prolicacy Index (MAT-UHP)

          EPDs Description


Expected Genetic Gain

The expected genetic gain, tabulated for the different genetic indexes, represents the genetic progress that can be made by selecting breeding stock within the top 15% of the index.

By selecting the replacements from the top 15% of your herd on genetic index values (ex.CARC index), you can expect to achieve the genetic progress represented in the table within one generation. The results will be that the offspring will have the genetic potential to weigh, on average, +1.4 kg more at 50 days and +2.2 kg more at 100 days than the average lamb of the previous generation. In addition, the offspring will have the potential for a thicker loin of about +1.35 mm and a relatively stable fat thickness (-0.04 mm) compared to lambs of the previous generation.

So, if a group of lambs weighed an average of 30 kg at 50 days, after selection, offspring from these animals should weigh an average of 31.4 kg. Of course, some animals will perform better and others will be worse, but on average the weights of the offspring will be close to 31.4 kg. The performance may be lower if the lambs are not raised under optimal conditions, or even better, if they have more favorable conditions.

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Datasheets on the new GenOvis reports

Lamb Report

EPD Lamb Report (all EPDs)

Performance Certificate

Ewe Inventory Report

Ram Inventory Report

Ewe Progeny Performance Summary


Documents related to the GenOvis program

Formula calculations (adjusted weight and some statistics)


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