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USA Range

USA Range

New Release of NSIP Range Percentile Reports

The percentile reports provide producers with a benchmark to compare the EBVs of an animal.  The report lists the percentile bands of each trait.  This allows you to compare animals to see where they fit in with the rest of the breed for any given trait.  For example, if an EBV is in the 90th percentile, it is in the top 10% of the breed for that particular trait.

Percentile reports are calculated using the 2 most recent years’ lamb crops.  The data is filtered to only include those animals that have sufficient genetic linkages to other flocks for the given traits in order to perform an accurate comparison.  The number of lambs included in each category is listed at the bottom of each column.  Only including genetically linked animals assures accurate comparisons can be made because if an animal is not genetically linked, then those EBVs are only comparable within that particular flock.

Reports will be published regularly throughout the year. For a more detailed description of the various traits and indexes go to “descriptions of all EBVs”.

Here are the new Targhee and Rambouillet leaders as of May 2020.

Range Percentile Reports

Rambouillet Percentile Report May 2020

Targhee Percentile Report May 2020

 

To run your own detailed reports on each breed, visit the Online Searchable Database to run custom queries based on your particular interests.  You can quickly and easily sort the data for a particular breed to find elite animals or perform your own custom queries to fine-tune genetic selection decisions!  

Associate Members

Association Memberships are available for supporters of NSIP that do not submit data (i.e. breed associations, meat companies, industry affiliates, individuals, and flocks generating EBVs and EPDs via other programs). Associate Members do not have voting privileges, but will be included on our website and in correspondence sent to all NSIP members. To become an… Continue Reading

NSIP Hires Program Director

NSIP Hires Program Director

Contact: Rusty Burgett, National Sheep Improvement Program info@nsip.org; 515-708-8850 NSIP Hires Program Director Harlan, Iowa [April 3, 2015] – The National Sheep Improvement Program will enter a new era when Rusty Burgett takes on the position of Program Director in mid-April. Burgett will be the first paid program director for the organization in many years.… Continue Reading

USA Terminal

USA Terminal

New Release of NSIP Percentile Reports Terminal sire reports are published for Dorsets, Hampshires, Shropshires, Suffolks and Texels. The percentile reports provide producers with a benchmark to compare the EBVs of an animal.  The report lists the percentile bands of each trait.  This allows you to compare animals to see where they fit in with… Continue Reading

USA Maternal Wool

USA Maternal Wool

New Release of NSIP Polypay Percentile Reports The percentile reports provide producers with a benchmark to compare the EBVs of an animal.  The report lists the percentile bands of each trait.  This allows you to compare animals to see where they fit in with the rest of the breed for any given trait.  For example,… Continue Reading

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What Are EBVs?

EBVs are science-based, industry-tested measurements of heritable traits that can be tracked and measured. For those familiar with Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) used in cattle, EBVs are very similar. EPDs denotes the breeding value of an individual animal’s progeny whereas EBVs denote the value of the individual animal. More simply, EBVs equal EPDs times two.