GenOvis Awards

 

GenOvis Recognition Awards

Objective:

To recognize breeders who believe in the GenOvis genetic evaluation program and who actively contribute to its proper function.

Awardees:

Purebred Awards are determined based on a combination of five criteria and the Productivity Award is determined by the ewes’ productivity.

Official Rules

 

Purebred terminal, maternal and prolific breed Recognition Awards:
 

To be eligible:

- Breeders must be registered in GenOvis
- Evaluate at least 20 purebred lambs of terminal, maternal or prolific breeds having 50 and 100 day weights within the eligible time period (12 months)
- Have paid their annual contribution to the GenOvis genetic development fund
 

Criteria:

Winners are determined based on the weighting of the placements within the five criteria.

· Genetic Selection Index (weighting 20%)
· Diffusion Rate (weighting 20%)
· Evaluated Animal Percentage (weighting 20%)
· Average Ram Age at Lambing (weighting 20%)
· Number of Different Rams Used (weighting 20%)

Eligible time period: August 1st to July 31

 

Crossbred Productivity Award (F1 and commercial ewes)
 
To be eligible:

- Breeders must be registered in GenOvis
- Produce a minimum of 250 F1/commercial lambs (weighed at 50 and 100 days) within the eligible 12-month timeframe
- Only lambs sired by purebred rams are eligible
- Have paid their annual contribution to the GenOvis genetic development fund

Considered Criterion:

Winner is determined by the ewes’ productivity (average 50d weights of F1/commercial litters)

Eligible 12-month time frame: August 1st to July 31

Quebec - 2019 Finalists and Winners

 

All Canada Sheep Classic GenOvis Awards

The GenOvis Award would promote animals evaluated on the sheep genetic program that also have a good conformation.

Requirements:

  • Breeders must be enrolled in the GenOvis program for the current year
  • Animal must be evaluated on GenOvis

Criteria:

  • 60 points are given according to the genetic value of the animal
    • Terminal breeds: based on CARC
    • Maternal breeds: based on MAT-HP
    • Prolific breeds: based on MAT
  • 40 points are given according to the animal conformation

GenOvis Awards:

Breed Champion:

Within each breed, the best ewe and the best ram will receive the Champion certificate

Terminal, maternal and prolific breeds Grand Champion

Within each of the following categories, the best animal will be named Grand Champion:

  • Terminal Breed (CARC index)
  • Maternal Breed (MAT-HP index)
  • Prolific Breed (MAT index)

Among the champions of each breed, the animal, with the higher percentile for the index related to the category, will win. If two animals have the same percentile, the one with the higher index value will win.

 

2019 Winners              Grand Champion Pictures

2018 Winners

2017 Winners

2016 Winners

GenOvis Awards