Kitzan Sheep
PRIME SAMM LAI SIRES
Rockdale 05-0182 RR

Sire: AVM 0281 Dam: HVN 2091
Jeancourt 04-0583 QR &
Rockdale 06-0346 RR
along with other Rockdale Studs

Australian Sheep Breeding Value Definitions
Source: http://www.sheepgenetics.org.au/sgsearch/Search/Traits.aspx

Live Weight
Weight (kg) WT
Estimates the genetic difference between animals in live weight.
Birth:BWT estimates the genetic difference between animals in live weight
at birth.
Weaning: WWT estimates the genetic difference between animals in live
weight at 100 days of age.
Post Weaning:PWT estimates the genetic difference between animals in
live weight at 225 days of age
Maternal Weaning Weight (kg) MWWT
MWWT ASBVs are an estimate of the ewe’s potential for milk production
and ability to provide a better maternal environment. They are expressed
as kilograms of live weight at 100 days of age (weaning).

Carcase Traits
Fat Depth (mm) FAT
Estimates the genetic difference between animals in fat depth at the GR
site.
Post Weaning:PFAT estimates the genetic difference in GR fat depth at
45kg live weight.

Number of Lambs Weaned (%) NLW
Estimates the genetic difference between animals for number of lambs
weaned at each lambing opportunity.

Wool Traits
Fleece Weight (%) FW
Estimates the genetic difference between animals for greasy (G) or clean
(C) fleece weight.
Note: Both greasy and clean fleece weight are expressed in percentage
terms.
Yearling:YGFW or YCFW estimate the genetic difference in fleece weight
at 360 days of age.

Worm Resistance
Worm Egg Count (%) WEC
The WEC ASBV describes the value of an animals genes for carrying
worm burdens - a combination of being genetically less likely to pick up
worms and being able to cope immunologically with the worm burden.
WEC ASBVs are expressed as a percentage relative to a count of 500
eggs per gram.
Post Weaning:PWEC estimates the genetic difference in worm burden at
225 days of age.

Source: http://www.sheepgenetics.org.au/sgsearch/Search/Traits.aspx
Dwight hand selected the following four rams when we went to
Australia in Nov. 2008.   We have lambs from Rockdale 06-0346
and Rockdale 05-0182.  The 2011 AI lams will be sired by Rockdale
05-0182.  
Kitzan Sheep 2776
Progeny in Analysis 382
Carases+ 136.99      Maternal 115.71       USA Range 107.95
MWWT 1.855 (91)