One of the challenges
with breeding llamas is the many uses and styles of
llamas. Falling in love with this llama because of his color,
and another for their sweet nature and love of "kisses,"
and a third for her maternal traits may
be fine if all your animals are pets, but this is not likely to produce
offspring that match your vision of the "ideal" animal.
Julie's animal science
background, her understanding of lama genetics and inheritance, and
knowledge of the llama market make her uniquely qualified to help you
select the breeding animals to produce your ideal animal.
SHARE JULIE'S EXPERTISE
One Day Workshop: "Genetics-From Buying to Breeding"
Maximize the progress in your herd with a
scientifically planned breeding program! This workshop is designed for
llama and alpaca breeders who want to get the most out of their herds.
By the end of the workshop you will understand the basic genetics at
work in your herd, and be able to apply this knowledge to your breeding
practices to maximize the desirability of the offspring produced. The
workshop, which includes a 28 page hand out for your reference, is
presented in the form of an easily understood, entertaining, slide show
and Dr. Koenig encourages audience participation and interaction
throughout. Although some genetic theories and principles are
presented, the emphasis is on the take-home application of these
principles in your herd. Those who think that genetics is useless,
boring, or too difficult to comprehend, have not attended one of
Julie's genetics presentations! There is something for the newest
enthusiast to the most experienced, and those who hear the workshop
should be a step ahead of breeders who do not attend. Be
sure you are "breeding," and not just doing matings!
Puma Proof Breeding: Man-Made
Selection versus Mother Nature
The Inheritance of Fleece Color in
Breeding for Fiber Production
Julie is available for private consultations on
a limited basis. Consultations are most effective when the
lama owner or prospective owner has attended Julie's
workshop. After attending the workshop, you have the jargon
and an understanding of how the breeding objectives should mesh with
the rest of the elements of scientific selection of animals.
Background: Dr. Julie Koenig earned her masters and
Ph.D. in Animal Science Breeding and Genetics, with a minor in
Reproductive Physiology. Dr. Koenig has participated in camelid
research with Dr. Brad Smith at Oregon State University and has been
called on to teach the handling and genetics portions of the Camelid
Medicine course to OSU veterinary students. Julie and her family own 45
breeding-stock llamas that have earned conformation, fiber and
performance awards. She has been involved with the lama industries
Julie has published multiple articles in Llamas
and Llama Banner, has spoken at several ILA and LANA conferences, for
the Australian Alpaca Association, and is currently doing private
breeding and genetics consultations and workshops for camelid breeders
all over North America.
A PDF formatted
that provides more details is available. If you have trouble
with downloading it, please contact Julie at 541-752-5434 (Pacific time zone) or Hal at Hal.Koenig@KoenigLlamas.com.
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