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    Record Keeping, Selection, Genetics/Breeding
     

    Record Keeping
    National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP)
    Sheep Management Software-Ron Parkerís List
    Lambplan Australia's system for describing genetic worth of animals used in sheepmeat sheep industry
    Lambing Records for performance
    Figuring Adjusted Weights of Lambs
    Sheep Forms from the U of MN

    Selection
    Sheep Selection Montana Farm Flock Sheep Production Handbook
    Sheep Selection by Keith A. Bryan
    Ram Selection by Richard Cobb, U of IL
    How to use EPDs to Select and Cull sheep from your Flock
    Using Performance Records for Sheep Selection
    Wool Judging for the Beginner what the Judge is looking for, and glossary of wool terms
    Evaluating Wool On the Live Animal
    Mississippi 4-H Livestock Judging Manual - Sheep
    Evaluation of breeding and market sheep
    Judging Market Lambs
    Wool & Mohair Grades
    Yocom-McColl Testing Labs, Inc. wool testing website (and other sheep related info)

    Genetics/Breeding

    General
    MD Small Ruminants Page Breeding and Genetics
    Heritability and Its Use in Animal Breeding explains the meaning of heritability estimates
    Animal Genetics a series of articles and links from a dog breeder
    The Ins and Outs of Pedigree Analysis, Genetic Diversity, and Genetic Disease Control Jerold S. Bell, DVM

    Color Genetics
    Color Genetics in Coopworth Sheep By D. P. Sponenberg
    Farm Animal Color Genetics Links
    Basic Concepts of Colour Inheritance
    Sheep Color Genetics more detailed, excellent site
    Black & Coloured Sheep Breeders' Assn. of New Zealand breeds of coloured sheep in New Zealand, uses for their coloured wool.
    Breeding Black Sheep
    Color Genetics of Gotland Sheep in North America brief description of color genetics, relevant alleles at the B, A, E, and S loci
    Breeding for Colored Angora Goats includes Basic Principles of Genetics, by Dr. Phil Sponenberg
    Reproductive Management of the Ewe Flock and the Ram
    Ram buying, a guide for small flock owners
    Using Ram Lambs for Breeding

    Breeding Systems
    Breeding Systems defines several types of mating systems
    Breeding Strategies Article from "The Goat Farmer" May/June 2000 by D. P. Sponenberg
    Breeding Strategies: Which is Which, and Which is Right for Your Alpaca? by D. P. Sponenberg
    What is Conservation Breeding? Conservation breeding can be described as a breeding program that protects genetic diversity within a breed
    Making New Bloodlines Using The Only Ram You Have This article explains "Conservation Breeding" plans.

    AI
    Artificial Insemination in Sheep
    Laparoscopic Artificial Insemination Martin Dally



    Jim and Martha Behneman McGrath
    178 Lough Rd.
    Franklin, WV, 26807
    304-358-2239
    info@deerrunsheepfarm.com