Member Benefits

Capture of data

Capture of data

Birth registrations and identification information of animals
DNA results
Verifying pedigrees
Reproduction performance
Weight traits
Horn traits
Carcass traits

Recording Report

Recording Report

All stud breeding animals are verified with DNA which include a DNA verified pedigree and origin.

Farm Visits

Farm Visits

Farm visits can be requested annually or as required to provide advise and support to improve your breeding practices on the farm. Members can utilise this service at a reduced rate.

Marketing

Marketing

Opportunity to publish in the well renowned Wildlife Breeders Journal

Data Analysis

Data Analysis

Derive mitochondrial and nuclear origin from DNA verified pedigrees.

Calculation of individual and average reproduction data, e.g. age first calved, intercalving periods, etc.

Calculation of averages for horn traits, e.g. length, circumference, tip to tip etc.

Calculation of averages for weight traits, e.g. weaning weight, young adult weight, adult weight etc.

Calculation of averages for carcass traits, e.g. carcass weight, dressing percentage, rib-eye muscle area etc.

Breeding values – benchmark animals based on genetic potential only for various traits including: horn traits, weight traits, reproduction etc.

Reports for management and mating plans

Reports for management and mating plans

Registration status report
Farm report
Parentage report
Offspring per dam report
Electronic catalogues

Internet Solutions

Internet Solutions

Searching animal information (identification, pedigrees, performance information etc.)

Mating predictor (Mate animals on paper and calculate inbreeding percentages of the selected mating based on the pedigree information.)

Apply for Membership

To become a member at Wildlife Stud Services, please complete the following application for membership form below and return to: applications@ws2.co.za. You will then be contacted by the WS2 office to provide all required documents and support with further instructions to start the registration process.

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To speed up the process it is advised that the DNA request permission letter (provided on the application for membership form) should be completed and sent at the same time as the application form. This will give WS2 permission to receive a copy of  DNA results from the laboratory where the DNA was done, with the purpose of capturing this data onto the system.

Next we must acquire the Phenotypical and Performance data (visual evaluation and measurements). This is done by completing the registration forms provided with your confirmation of membership and return to us at admin@ws2.co.za. We will then enter this data onto the system and match it to the DNA results we received from the laboratory.

Once the animals have been entered onto the system, the usage of the Genetic tools: Internet Solutions  is free of charge.

WS2 will assist all members in the setup and usage of these tools in order for ranchers to achieve maximum benefit. (Please contact the office if assistance is required)