(MT) Gotland Sheep Selection & Evaluation
Time & Location
About the Event
Gotland sheep - a unique breed known for their grey curly longwool.
The modern Gotland has seen an increased popularity among U.S sheep breeders in recent years.
Aim of class
This 1-day class gives students basic knowledge about the common evaluation system for selection of Gotland sheep in their country of origin, Sweden. Participants will learn more about selection tools used to gain quality and uniformity in color, curls, wool type and how to identify less desirable traits.
Useful information for anyone interested in the Gotland sheep, their history, wool and selection made to gain progress in a breeding programme.
This is an interactive class, students will be given time to use some theory around wool quality parameters in practice
History of the Gotland Sheep
Swedish Breed Standard
Basic Genetics & Genetic tools
Records - why keeping track of things is key
Wool quality - parameters and evaluation
Hands-on demonstration using pelts and live sheep.
Body Conformation, Growth rate & other important traits.
Evaluation & Selection of lambs for breeding
We will provide snacks and drinks.
All skill / experience levels welcome!
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