- Animals: sheep
- Animal Production: general animal production
- Education and Training: decision support system, demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research, workshop
- Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, marketing management, feasibility study, agricultural finance, value added
Variation in the quality of U.S. produced lamb carcasses threatens the viability of the lamb market. This project will demonstrate the use of ultrasound and performance testing when selecting breeding stock. The project will search for rams with large loineyes, breed them to a set of ewes with known loineyes, and measure and test the resulting offspring for improved loineye. Outreach will be through articles, a web site, and presentations.