Sheep Genetics USA was officially launched on January 28, 2021. Use the menus here to learn more about this exciting initiative or become a member and stay tuned for more updates as we move forward together in empowering the U.S. Sheep Industry
Genetic analysis is an increasingly important and common tool in guiding animal breeding. With the use
of genomic information, a growing number of desired traits for livestock that boost flock health and
producer profitability are being incorporated into breeding programs. Considerable gaps exist in genetic
data collection for the sheep industry, however, and a new research project led by a faculty member in
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources aims to build a
needed inventory of such data.
If you have project idea’s please do not hesitate to reach out to us!
Rooted in the past efforts to grow the US sheep industry, Sheep Genetics USA is built upon the past efforts of the NSIP and Let’s Grow initiative.
Creating the lamb of tomorrow through genomic technology.
Creating new genetic frontiers for our ever changing production pressures.
Our action committees are the heart of the organization!