Monday, March 31, 2014

National Webinar Series: NSIP

The NSIP ReLaunch Committee will be holding a series of webinars in May and June to teach sheep and goat producers about the National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP). NSIP is a quantitative genetic selection tool designed to help sheep and goat producers make good breeding decisions.

The webinars will be held on consecutive Thursday evenings from  May 1 until June 5. All webinars will begin at 8 p.m. EST and last for approximately 1 hour.
  • May 1
    How the sheep industry can benefit from NSIP
    Dr. Robert Banks, University of New England (Australia)
  • May 8
    How the goat industry can benefit from NSIP
    Dr. Ken Andries, Kentucky State University
  • May 15
    How, when, and what data to collect
    Cody Hiemke, Wisconsin Shropshire breeder
  • May 22
    Challenges of moving to a performance-based flock
    Bill Shultz, Ohio Suffolk breeder
  • May 29
    How to enter and submit data
    Dr. Chris Schauer, North Dakota State University
  • June 5
    How to use the data
    Producer panel
Anyone with a connection to the Internet may participate. High speed access is recommended. The webinars use Adobe Connect software.

The webinars will be hosted by University of Maryland Extension (Susan Schoenian). To register for one or more webinars, send an e-mail message to Registrants will receive log-in information via e-mail.

Download program flyer