SIL have started their weekly NZ Genetic Evaluation with all flocks on SIL in the analysis (1135). The featured genetic trend graph shows the industry average for dual purpose overall index including worm resistance (green line). The average genetic merit of all flocks is 1200 cents per animal (above the 1995 base year). Nithdale’s genetic trend is the dotted line with current genetic merit at 1750 cents per animal, $5.50 per animal higher than the average. Plus our rate of genetic gain is greater (steeper graph).