There will be a series of National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP) workshops, "Getting Your Genetics Right: Converting Performance Records into Relevant Decision-Making Tools." The workshops will be held March 1-11 in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The target audience is meat sheep and meat goat producers.
NSIP is a quantitative genetic evaluation program for sheep and goats. It calculates EBVs or estimated breeding values. The workshops are being conducted as part of a Northeast SARE project, "New Approaches for Improving Integrated Parasite Control Strategies for Small Ruminants in the Northeast."