Day 12 of Giving
As mentioned yesterday genetics can play a significant role in our parasite management. However, we aren't going to just want to focus on parasite resistance. We still want fast growing kids/lambs, prolific mothers, and several other traits to make our operations successful. Dr. Andrew Weaver gives us some considerations when developing a plan for our genetics.
The phrase "improve genetics" can seem daunting. It takes time so, it's not something that necessarily gives quick results. However, we have to constantly be thinking about how to improve our flocks/herds to maximize all our inputs. The KY Master Small Ruminant Genetics Course will walk you through all that you need to know to get started in making genetics improvements. Use discount code doggenetics23 to get 15% off the class. Offer available until December 12th!
Here are resources on genetics/reproduction: