Leading Breeder Forum 2014

Below are the presentations given at the Sheep Genetics leading breeder forum held in Wagga Wagga in 2014.

Sheep Genetics welcome and update

Hamish Chandler - Manager, Sheep Genetics

Animal Breeding and Genetics Unit update

Dr Daniel Brown - Senior Scientist, Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit, University of New England

Principles of Genetic Gain - what you can influence

Tom Hooke - Project Officer, LAMBPLAN, Sheep Genetics

Eating Quality Producer Demonstration Sites - what have we seen so far

Richard Apps - Manager, Sheepmeat R&D, Meat and Livestock Australia

North American industry update

Reid Redden - Chairman, National Sheep Improvement Program, USA

Securing the genomic future

Sam Gill - Genetics and Genomics R&D Manager, Meat and Livestock Australia

The use of genomics in breeding programs

Dr Steve Lee - University of Adelaide

The use of genomics in breeding programs

Dr Sam Clark - University of New England

What do the top sheep producers do

John Francis - Director, Holmes Francis

Genes Unleashed - an international case study

Phil Clothier - Woolumbool Sheep Studs

What is holding us back - Pastures or genetics?

Dr Brad Walmsley - NSW Department of Primary Industries

What is worth more - pasture or genetics?

Dr Rob Banks - Director, Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit