Genetic Improvement in Goats

Genetic change is permanent change that is transmitted across generations. Several tools are available to assist goat producers in making selection decisions. We will explain the basis of genetic improvement and explore the tools available.

Dr. Terry Gipson is the Extension Leader for the American Institute for Goat Research at Langston University (LU). However, Dr. Gipson supports all three components of Langston University’s land-grant mission: teaching, research, and extension. Dr. Gipson’s teaches AS 4133 Animal Breeding and AS 4333 Agricultural Statistics. Dr. Gipson’s recent scientific articles have dealt with energy requirements for grazing animals and have incorporated technologies such as GIS mapping, GPS collars, heart rate monitors, and pedometers/accelerometers in the calculation of energy expenditures. Dr. Gipson coordinates and oversees the annual Goat and Hair Sheep Field Day, the Langston Goat DHI laboratory, and several annual producer workshops, including the artificial insemination workshops. Dr. Gipson also serves on the leadership team for the Goat Industry Community of Practice for eXtension. Dr. Gipson also lends his expertise to several international development projects. Dr. Gipson was a team member for Langston University’s projects in Algeria, Armenia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, and Namibia. Dr. Gipson earned his B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Missouri, his M.S. in Animal Science from the University of his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

January 7, 2022, 4:00:00 p.m.

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