Now is the time to consider your overall joining goals for 2020. Your ewe and ram candidates and joining decisions will determine the genetic gain you will make next year.
More information - For Sheep Genetics members you can use a free program called Matesel to help you make these decisions.
Matesel will balance genetic gain with maintaining genetic diversity. You can either learn to run the program yourself or employ an accredited consultant to run it for you.
Matesel can be run as many times as you like using different ram and ewe candidates and/or trait balances and/or inbreeding emphasis.