Sheep Improvement Limited which is commonly known as SIL, is the New Zealand sheep industry’s performance recording and genetic evaluation database. SIL provides tools and information for ram breeders and commercial farmers – with the goal of improving the profitability of sheep farming in New Zealand.
As a SIL Bureau we can record approx. 150 different traits and provide tailor made reports to suit your requirements.
To take your flock to the next level pair SIL with DNA technology such as Smart Flock to enhance your BVs.
As of 2023 we have partnered with genetic consultancy company neXtgen Agri to increase capacity in our SIL Bureau.
NeXtgen Agri operates across New Zealand and Australia and works with farmers to enable genetic gain on their farms. Their team has a wealth of knowledge and is leading the way in the development of successful breeding programs and conducting ground-breaking genetic research.