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New Canadian Genetic Services Network will improve genetics for Canadian sheep and goats
The potential for growth in the Canadian sheep and goat industry is significant. Domestic production only accounts for 40% of the Canadian lamb meat market and the number of goats in Canada has more than doubled in the last 30 years.
To capture existing opportunities, Canadian sheep and goat producers need access to the right genetics, and to the tools necessary to keep these genetics competitive.
"Our industry organizations saw this potential and began a collaborative project to improve sheep and goat genetics and record keeping," says Brian Sullivan, project lead. "This led to the creation of the Canadian Genetic Services Network to formalize our partnership and set long term goals."
The main objective of the Network is to develop strategies for the genetic improvement of sheep and goats... read more
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