2013 WERA-39-WSASAS Sheep Symposium Proceedings

2013 WERA-39-WSASAS Sheep Symposium Proceedings — Integrating Advanced Concepts into Traditional Practices
Within this document are each of the research papers presented during the symposium. Study results are provided. The PowerPoint Presentations used for the presentations are below.

Impact of Research on the Sheep Industry
Part 1

Part 2
Part 3
Keynote Speaker Dr. Rodney Kott
Department of Animal Sciences, Montana State University

Applying Genomic Selection Technology to the Sheep Industry
Dr. Rebecca Cockrum
Animal Science, Colorado State University

Sheep Parasites: Problems, Resistance, New Products and Practices for Parasite Control
Dr. Thomas Craig
Department Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University

Factors that Affect Prolificacy in Sheep
Dr. Keith Inskeep
West Virginia University

Maternal Environment Impacts Fetal and Offspring Outcomes in Sheep
Dr. Kim Vonnahme
Animal Scientist, North Dakota State University

Let’s Grow: ASI Initiatives for Industry Growth
Mr. Peter Orwick
Executive Director, American Sheep Industry Association

Alternative Feeds: A solution for a Temporary Crisis or a Permanent Problem?
Dr. Travis Whitney
Ruminant Nutrition, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Alternative Grazing Strategies for Industry Diversification and Rangeland Improvement
Dr. Rachel Frost
Range Science, Montana State University

Adventures in Thin Markets, Contracting and Concentration: Today’s Lamb Market
Dr. David Anderson
Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services

Sheep, Black Swans and the Future of Agriculture
Dr. John Walker
Professor and Resident Director or Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Research