Using EBVs and selection indexes to meet your Merino breeding objective


A combination of visual assessment, estimated breeding values (EBVs) and selection indexes aids in the identification of superior sheep that match a breeding objective.

The Trangie QPLU$ Merino project demonstrated how EBVs and a suitable selection index can accelerate flock performance and progress towards the flock’s breeding objective.

This Primefact contains information on the following:

  • Estimated breeding values (EBVs)
  • Selection indexes
  • Using EBVs and selection index figures
  • Ram sale catalogues


Primefact 580

Published: Jun 2007