Webinar: Selection for Parasite Resistance
The next ASI Let's Grow Webinar will be held Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at 8 p.m. The topic is Selection for Parasite Resistance. The speaker is Dr. Joan Burke. The host is Dr. Jay Parsons.
Dr. Burke is a USDA-ARS Research Animal Scientist at the Dale Bumpers Small Farm Research Center in Booneville, Arkansas. Dr. Parsons is an agricultural economist at the University of Nebraska.
The webinar is made possible with funding support from the Let's Grow Committee of the American Sheep Industry Association. The Let's Grow mission is to support and ensure the future of U.S. wool and lamb production.
Genetic resistance to parasite infection is arguably the best means of gastrointestinal parasite control. It can be achieved through selection of sires with favorable estimated breeding values in programs such as the National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP), which will be reflected by lower parasite infection measures in offspring.
To register for webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1611123568671444227