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Performance Records

for

Gotlands Sheep Flocks

PERFORMANCE RECORDING OF GOTLAND SHEEP 

Here is an overview of all data collected in our Gotland sheep flock for performance recording.

 

BIRTH PARAMETERS

No of lambs born

Sex

Ear tag / Id no registration (individual, trace back to flock no)​

Recording of litter data for each ewe + ear tag no  of each lamb 

Registration of lamb ear tag no links each lamb to pedigree /background data for sire/dam

WEIGHT PARAMETERS

Birth weight

Weight @ 60 days

Weight @110 days​

WOOL PARAMETERS

1. Colour

a) Quantitative Colour i.e the (mainly) visible colour.

b) Qualitative Colour: Uniformity of the colour over whole body and full wool length

2. Curl      a) Size - Quantitative   b) Shape - Qualitative

3. Wool Quality (qualitative)  

4. Wool Distribution (quantitative)

5. Overall / Total Score

    Overall summary of the wool & pelt quality

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BODY CONFORMATION PARAMETERS

Body conformation 110 days

Fat content 110 days

Body conformation at slaughter (recorded at slaughter, autoreported from most meat processors to ElitLamm)

Fat content of carcass (recorded at slaughter,mainly autoreported)

 

OTHER PARAMETERS RECORDED FOR REGISTERED GOTLAND SHEEP

FERTILITY & GROWTH RATE PARAMETERS

* Fertility 1st lambing / 2nd and later lambing

* Growth rate to 60 days  (weight recorded at birth & 60 days)

* Growth rate to 110 days (weight recorded at 110 days)

* Growth rate to slaughter (weight recorded at slaughter)*

Our performance recording is based on the common Swedish system for performance recording of registered Gotlands..

Sweden has 4 different recording schemes: Pelt breeds

Pelt breeds, i.e Gotlands & Leicester  (Swedish developed variant of white L.longwool) are recorded, using all the parameters above.

Wool breeds, such as Finnsheep, Rya (not bred for pelts/furskins) have a similar scheme but separate wool evaluation parameters.

Registered Meat breeds  & Cross breeds record same data, except for the wool parameters.

Estimated Breeding Values in Sweden are breed specific and a registered individual is compared against a large reference population within the breed (normally all registered sheep of the same breed, born within the last 10 years). 

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