Optimal Livestock Presentations

Recent Presentations By

Optimal Livestock Members and Staff

Burke, Joan M. and Jay Parsons (organizer/moderator). “Selection for Parasite Resistance.” A one-hour thirty minute webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the Let’s Grow Committee. August 22, 2017.

Hoffman, Travis and Jay Parsons (organizer/moderator).“Lamb Meat Quality.” A one-hour thirty minute webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the Let’s Grow Committee. April 25, 2017.

Thomas, David L. and Jay Parsons (organizer/moderator).“Is Sheep Milk Production in Your Future?” A one-hour fifteen minute webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the Let’s Grow Committee. March 14, 2017.

Kenyon, Paul and Jay Parsons (organizer/moderator). “Improving Reproductive Performance of Ewe Lambs Bred at 8 Months of Age.” A one-hour fifteen minute webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the Let’s Grow Committee. October 11, 2016.

Redden, Reid and Jay Parsons (organizer/moderator). “Best Practices to Increase Your Lamb Crop.” A one-hour fifteen minute webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the Let’s Grow Committee. August 30, 2016.

Morrical, Dan and Jay Parsons (organizer/moderator). “Refining Our Nutrition Program to Meet the Mineral and Vitamin Needs of Our Sheep Flocks.” A one-hour fifteen minute webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the Let’s Grow Committee. July 19, 2016.

Lewis, Ron and Jay Parsons (organizer/moderator). “A journey: the opportunities and challenges of melding genomics into U.S. sheep breeding programs.” A one-hour fifteen minute webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the Let’s Grow Committee. May 24, 2016.

Lane, Woody, Ollila, Dave and Jay Parsons (organizer/moderator). “Producer Groups: What Are These About, How Do They Work, And Why Can They Be So Successful?” A one-hour fifteen minute webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the Let’s Grow Committee. March 29, 2016.

Van Saun, Robert and Jay Parsons (organizer/moderator). “Dietary Supplements: A Necessity or Folly?” A one-hour twenty minute webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the Let’s Grow Committee. September 22, 2015.

Notter, David and Jay Parsons (organizer/moderator). “Using EBVs to Achieve Your Breeding Goals.” A one-hour twenty minute webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the Let’s Grow Committee. August 25, 2015.

Ehrhardt, Richard and Jay Parsons (organizer/moderator). “Optimizing Reproductive Efficiency in Sheep Production with Strategic Nutritional Management.” A one-hour twenty minute webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the Rebuild the Sheep Inventory Committee. June 23, 2015.

Johnson Smith, Kay and Jay Parsons (organizer/moderator). “Farm Security and Crisis Management: Dos and Don’ts in Hiring.” A one-hour twenty minute webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the Rebuild the Sheep Inventory Committee. April 13, 2015.

Ehrhardt, Richard and Jay Parsons (organizer/moderator). “Accelerated lamb production: an opportunity to build markets and increase production efficiency.” A one-hour twenty minute webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the Rebuild the Sheep Inventory Committee. September 23, 2014.

Morrical, Dan and Jay Parsons (organizer/moderator). “Understanding Sheep Nutrition.” A one-and-a-quarter-hour webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the Rebuild the Sheep Inventory Committee. August 26, 2014.

Lane, Woody and Jay Parsons (organizer/moderator). “Managing Your Pastures Better: Management Intensive Grazing 101.” A one-and-a-quarter-hour webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the Rebuild the Sheep Inventory Committee. April 22, 2014.

Redden, Reid and Jay Parsons (organizer/moderator). “Profitable Genetic Selection: How the National Sheep Improvement Program Can Help the US Sheep and Goat Industry.” A one-and-a-quarter-hour webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the Rebuild the Sheep Inventory Committee. December 17, 2013.

Berg, Philip, Mike Caskey, and Jay Parsons (organizer/moderator). “Reducing Labor at Lambing Time.” A one-and-a-quarter-hour webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the Rebuild the Sheep Inventory Committee. October 8, 2013.

Irlbeck, Nancy and Jay Parsons (organizer/moderator). “Feeding and Producing Sheep for Maximum Fiber Production – Is It Realistic?” A one-and-a-quarter-hour webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the Rebuild the Sheep Inventory Committee. September 10, 2013.

Getz, Will, Thomas Terrill, and Jay Parsons (organizer and moderator). “A New Approach to Parasite Management in Sheep.” A one-and-a-half-hour webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the Rebuild the Sheep Inventory Committee. August 27, 2013.

Parsons, Gerilyn. “Ovine Progressive Pneumonia.” Invited webinar presentation to the Rockbridge (VA) Sheep and Wool Growers. May 22, 2013.

Bowdridge, Scott and Jay Parsons (organizer and moderator). “Looking towards the future of Parasite Management through “host-colored” glasses.” A one-and-a-quarter-hour webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center. December 11, 2012.

Parsons, Jay with panelists Skye Krebs, Eric Harlow, Jennifer Tucker, and Cody Halligan. “Capitalizing on the Mutual Benefits of a Mentoring Relationship.” A one-and-a-quarter-hour webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center. November 13, 2012.

Kott, Rodney, Lisa Surber, Reid Redden, and Jay Parsons (organizer and moderator). “Proper Feeding of Ewes During Breeding and Pregnancy.” A one-and-a-half-hour webinar presentation in cooperation with the American Sheep Industry Association and the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center. August 28, 2012.

Kimberling, Cleon V., Gerilyn Parsons, and Jay Parsons. “The Udder Difference.” Invited presentation at the Colorado Wool Growers Association Annual Convention. Montrose, CO. July 27, 2011.