Helping Sheep Farmers Turn Data Into Profit, Faster.
We are a family-owned business that has been helping Australian Sheep Breeders for over 35 years. At BreedELITE, we have created a practical, low-cost system that will improve your management skills, enabling you to make better decisions, faster, based on data, not guesswork. Our pedigree and performance recording software matches with our very own automatic drafting and weighing machine to create the very first “all-in-one” BreedELITE Sheep System.
“Family Owned, Australian Grown”
The History of BreedELITE SHEEP
In 1999, I began working with the Turkey Lane merino flock to demonstrate the value of modern genetic selection methods in commercial merino flocks to the group of commercial sheep farmers that I was consulting to.
The demonstration required the collection of accurate, high quality data on the mating and lambing performance of the ewes and the measured and visual performance of all of the sheep being used and bred in the demonstration. I knew that a high quality database that was easy to use in the yards and shed was going to be essential.
I looked at all of the software that was available and couldn’t find anything that suited my requirements. So I decided to write my own program (I had been database programming since 1995). That’s where BreedELITE SHEEP all started!
Since then it has undergone countless revisions and upgrades as the field of sheep genetic selection and objective measurement has matured. When BreedELITE SHEEP was first written, there was no national across flock genetic recording system for sheep, electronic ID was in its infancy and genomics was only being dreamt about.
I gave BreedELITE SHEEP full electronic ID compatibility and barcode printing capability in 2003. We started using EID tags and Bluetooth enabled readers way back then. Even with the technology available to us in the early days, EID tags increased the accuracy of data recording and today they make accurate data recording and retrieval easy.
BreedELITE SHEEP has been in operation in a number of flocks over the last 15 years. I believe it is the best pedigree and performance recording software for sheep in Australia and would like to think that, with your help, together we will make it the best in the World.
Co-Founder & Lead Software Developer
“Grass Merinos have been using BreedELITE SHEEP now for 18 months and find it to be an excellent data management software program. Most useful to us is the seamless importing and exporting of files straight to or from Sheep Genetics, with all data being validated by the program before export. This has saved us employing a data manager for this purpose as the BreedELITE SHEEP software checks that the data is sound and in the right format.
Also, being able to put data straight into BreedELITE SHEEP as we weigh, scan, class etc in the yards means no double handling of data through excel or other programs and eliminates mistakes and/or lost information.
BreedELITE SHEEP allows us to have all our flock data is in one place, including subjective scoring and classing grades and this has greatly improved our accuracy of information, which is so important for a Merino stud like ours. I would recommend BreedELITE SHEEP to anyone looking for a data management program.”