Genetic Improvement

DSANA is pleased to be the driving force behind making a North American Dairy Sheep Genetics Improvement Project a reality.  Two separate but integrated projects are being implemented to improve the viability and sustainability of the sheep dairy industry in the United States.  

  • The importation of dairy sheep semen from Europe into the US.  For more information, please contact Tom Clark, chair of DSANA’s Semen Importation committee: clark@dubinclark.com, or click on the semen importation button below.
  • The development of a US dairy sheep genetic improvement protocol for estimating individualized breeding values.  For more information, please contact Laurel Kieffer, Genetics Improvement Project Manager, kieftl@tcc.coop, or click on the Genetic Evaluation Project button below.

Genetics Improvement Committee members welcome your comments and suggestions:  Tom Clark (NY) – chair; Axel Meister (ON), Bill Halligan (HE), Liam Callahan (CA), Mariana Marques De Almeida (WI), Bee Tolman (NY), and Tommy Lavoie (QC).  Laurel Kieffer, project manager (kcf.laurel@tcc.coop).

        

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