Sheep GEMS Learning Resources Available

Will Jordan General

Ewes and lambs in Mona, Utah.
Photo courtesy of Will Jordan.

The Sheep GEMS program is aimed at helping sheep producers enhance the sustainability of their flocks. As sheep grow in popularity across the southeast, its important to have learning resources.

A pair of presentations are posted on the Sheep Genetics USA website about Sheep GEMS. One is a brief introduction to the project by Dr. Ron Lewis of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The other is a roundtable discussion moderated by Dr. Jake Thorne of Texas A&M AgriLife with four participating breeders who represent each of the breeds involved: Kathy Bielek (Katahdin), Todd Taylor (Polypay), Russell Kott (Rambouillet) and Jeremy Geske (Suffolk).

For an up-close look at Sheep GEMS, please enjoy these presentations, which are also available on the Sheep Genetics USA YouTube channel.