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Wed, Oct 10


Appletree Farm Gotlands

(OR) Gotland Sheep Selection & Evaluation

Breeding for silvercurls! This short course will give new and experienced Gotland sheep breeders theoretical and practical knowledge about the selection tools available for pelt & wool quality.

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(OR) Gotland Sheep Selection & Evaluation
(OR) Gotland Sheep Selection & Evaluation

Time & Location

Oct 10, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Appletree Farm Gotlands, 85488 Appletree Ct, Eugene, OR 97405, USA

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

Class schedule

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

Practical details:

We will provide snacks and drinks.

All skill / experience levels welcome!


  • Breeding for Silvercurls




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