worm resistance sheep

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Postby Randy » Mon May 08, 2006 10:40 am

Care to explane??
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Postby Bill Fosher » Tue May 09, 2006 3:12 am

Hi Randy,

I still have five dewormers labeled for sheep that work just fine in my flock. Where I want to make genetic gains is in lean muscle production, prolificacy, and milk. That's three areas of selection already, and adding a fourth would almost surely detract from progress on the other three.

If parasites were the biggest economic barrier, my perspective would be different. But in my flock they are not.
Bill Fosher
Westmoreland, NH

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