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Thursday, December 7 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Animal Genetics 101 LIMITED

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This workshop will begin with a lesson by Dr. Alison Martin, Executive Director of the Livestock Conservancy, on the basics of animal genetics, including a quick review of fundamentals, breeding strategies, crossbreeding, selection, minimizing inbreeding on the farm, and common breeding myths. The emphasis will be on flock and herd improvement, and a brief discussion of color genetics. The talk will be followed by a visit to the sheep barn, where livestock manager Fiona Harrar will walk through the basics of the Stone Barns Center sheep breeding program.

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Fiona Harrar

Livestock Manager and Herdswoman, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Fiona Harrar is livestock manager and herdswoman at Stone Barns Center. Originally from West Virginia, she discovered farming while traveling in Scotland after finishing a B.A. in Spanish from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She spent several years working on a variety of farms... Read More →
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Alison Martin

Executive Director, The Livestock Conservancy
Alison Martin is the Executive Director at https://livestockconservancy.org a non-profit organization for conserving heritage livestock and poultry. Martin is responsible for leading and building capacity in the Livestock Conservancy’s programs and operations. With over 25 years... Read More →

Thursday December 7, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm EST