Location: Genetics and Animal BreedingTitle: Estimated breeding values for enhanced flock productivity
Submitted to: World Wide Web
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/20/2020
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: The webinar was presented on May 20, 2020 through the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Division of Extension. The audience consisted of sheep and goat producers mostly located in Wisconsin and surrounding states. Dr. Murphy presented on sheep traits that have the largest impact on economic and production efficiency and methods for accurately identifying genetically superior individuals in order to improve flock performance. A major focus was on the topic of estimated breeding values – their calculation, interpretation, and use in a modern breeding program. The webinar concluded with an overview of current sheep research populations at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center followed by producer questions.