Seminars & Presentations

NSIP is committed to helping American sheep producers improve profitability through the use of genetic information and actionable tools.  In 2020, NSIP began hosting bi-monthly webinars for its members.  Webinar dates, topics and registration information comes in the NSIP Newsletter so be sure to check your inbox for upcoming opportunities to learn, ask questions and network with fellow sheep producers about various topics pertaining to genetic selection and sheep production.  Below are links to webinars, videos and tutorials to help learn more about genetic selection, using EBVs and being a member of NSIP.

Spring 2021 Genomics Webinars:

A New Age in Sheep Breeding
February 16, 2021 7 pm EST
Rusty Burgett, NSIP Director Watch the recorded presentation here.

What are Genomic-Enhanced Estimated Breeding Values?
March 2, 2021 7 pm EST
Dr. Ron Lewis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Watch the recorded presentation here. 

How do Genomic-Enhanced Estimated Breeding Values Impact Selection?
March 16, 2021 7 pm EST
Dr. Scott Greiner, Virginia Tech Watch the recorded presentation here.

The Genomic Sample Collection and Data Submission Process
March 23, 2021 7 pm EST
Lynn Fahrmeier and Tom Hodgman Watch the recorded presentation here.

Open Discussion Forum on DNA Sample Collection
March 30, 2021 
Lynn Fahrmeier and Tom Hodgeman. Watch the recorded presentation here.

Recorded NSIP Webinars

2020 NSIP Online Sale Webinar Sponsored by Premier 1:  Dr. Dan Morrical July, 2020

Contemporary Group Structure:  Dr. Tom Murphy February, 2020

How the sheep industry can benefit from NSIP (Dr. Robert Banks)

How the goat industry can benefit from NSIP (Dr. Ken Andries)

How, when, and what data to collect(Cody Hiemke)

Challenges of moving to a performance-based flock (Bill Shultz)

How to enter and submit data (Chris Schauer)

Producer Panel

Pedigree Master Tutorials

Downloading Pedigree Master

Pedigree Master Setup

Forming NSIP ID Numbers

Basic Data Input

Data Validation and Submissions

Importing a Spreadsheet of Data

Exporting Data to Excel

Member Spotlights

Helle Rambouillet Ranch

Irish Acres Polypays

Bonus Angus Katahdins

Benefits of NSIP-Todd Taylor UW Madison

Additional Webinars & Educational Seminars

Profitable Genetic Selection Webinar (Dec. 17, 2013)

Note: You’ll be asked to choose a media player. Downloading the player may take some time. 

NSIP Workshop by Sam Gill (September, 2012)

NSIP Membership Presentation on Costs, Coding & Data Submission by Mary Sorensen (pdf download)

National Sheep Improvement Program
PO Box 1258 | Ames, IA 50014 | Phone: 515-708-8850 |