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Research Project: Discovery of Novel Traits to Improve Efficiency and Sustainability of Different Sheep Production Systems

Location: Livestock Bio-Systems

Title: A journey into sheep GEMS

item LEWIS, RONALD - University Of Nebraska
item BRITO, LUIZ - Purdue University
item Freking, Bradley - Brad
item Burke, Joan
item Murphy, Thomas - Tom
item Taylor, Joshua - Bret
item Wilson, Carrie - Welsh
item NILSON, SARA - University Of Nebraska
item ARISMAN, BRIAN - University Of Nebraska
item OLIVEIRA ROCHA, ARTUR - Purdue University
item YAZAR GUNES, HILAL - University Of Nebraska

Submitted to: Sheep Industry News
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/10/2023
Publication Date: 8/1/2023
Citation: Lewis, R.M., Brito, L., Freking, B., Burke, J.M., Murphy, T., Taylor, J.B., Wilson, C.S., Nilson, S., Arisman, B., Oliveira Rocha, A., Yazar Gunes, H. 2023. A journey into sheep GEMS. Sheep Industry News. 27(8):24-26.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Starting in January 2022 as a collaboration of the U.S. sheep industry with two land-grant Universities and three USDA Agricultural Research Centers (ARS), Sheep GEMS was born. Its aim is two-fold. First, to incorporate innovations in molecular technologies into routine genetic evaluation of U.S. sheep. Second, to broaden the scope of those evaluations to improve the robustness and climatic resilience of our flocks. With funding from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and the sheep industry, both aims are in reach. This article summarized current status of the project to sheep stakeholders in the form of a popular press article in the Sheep Industry News trade journal.