EDITOR’S NOTE: This press release has been edited from a version published on April 18, 2021 to include a link to the recorded webinar.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Sheep Genetics USA offered a webinar on Improving Genetic Tools to Enhance Profitability on May 11 at 8 p.m. eastern daylight time. The webinar is part of a series of webinars sponsored by the American Sheep Industry Association.
Utah sheep producer Tom Boyer was the lead presenter, while Montana’s Ben Lehfeldt, Wyoming’s Brad Boner and Rusty Burgett of the National Sheep Improvement Program participated as panelists for the webinar. As always, Dr. Jay Parsons of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln served as host.
One of the production inputs producers have control over is the genetics they choose for their flocks. Sheep Genetics USA is a proactive and collaborative initiative focused on improving genetic tools to enhance profitability. It is designed with action committees representing all industry stakeholders, thereby unifying the industry in an effort to maximize demand for American lamb.
For those who can’t attend the live webinar, a recorded version is available through the ASI website – SheepUSA.org – to watch at a later date.
The recording of the event has been compiled and is available for viewing here.
— American Sheep Industry Association