Moora Sheep Genetics Update

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is hosting national experts from Sheep Genetics for a full-day training forum in Moora on Friday 12 July.

Presented by the Sheep Genetics team, the forum will offer invaluable information and the tools required to drive genetic gain in commercial and stud breeding programs.

This is a free event. Workshop includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Please register to Rebecca Butcher at rebecca.butcher@dpird.wa.gov.au or 9651 0540 advising names attending and any dietary requirements.

Agenda

10.00am – 11.00am

Principles of genetic selection in sheep

Learn the fundamentals of ASBVs and selection indexes

11.00am – 11.30am

Using genetic tools to improve your on-farm profit

How to use ASBVs and selection indexes in your business

11.30am – 12.00pm

Genetics of the Australian sheep flock

Explores current trends in the sheep industry, and looks at where improvements can be made

Lunch

12.45pm – 1.30pm

The evolving world of genetics: applying the latest developments on farm

Insights into key developments in the genetics space, and where research is being targeted. Learn what tools are now available for use, and what will be available soon

1.30pm – 2.30pm

Arming your genetics tool kit

How to utilise flock profiling, sire benchmarking and RAMPOWER

2.30pm – 3.00pm

Developing a genetic action plan

Develop an action plan for genetic improvement in your flock, including setting a breeding objective and implementing on farm tools to manage the genetics on your farm

3.00pm – 3.30pm

LPA update

LPA update from Jacqui Pearson, Technical Officer, DPIRD

When and where

HostDepartment of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Start DateFriday, 12th July 2019
Start Time10:00 am
End Time3:30 pm
LocationMoora Bowling Club
101 Gardiner Street,
Moora, WA 6510

Resources

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Sheep Genetics Update Moora.pdf1.73 MB

Contact information

Rebecca Butcher
+61 (0)8 9651 0540

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