Sustainable Sheep Systems: Footrot and Flystrike Resistance

  • February 20 2024
    7:30pm - 8:30pm

Join us for an evening webinar on 20th February with Mark Ferguson of neXtgen Agri to discuss breeding for genetic resistance to footrot and blowfly strike.

Previously working for The New Zealand Merino Company Ltd and now founder and CEO of neXtgen Agri, Mark has been heavily involved in research to identify genetics that are less susceptible to both footrot and blowfly strike including identifying indicator traits and developing scoring systems and EBVs for genetic selection.

Mark and neXtgen Agri work closely with stud breeders across New Zealand and Australia to develop, implement and support data driven breeding strategies for more disease resistant higher welfare productive sheep.

Related FAS Materials:

Sustainable Sheep Systems: Lameness (

Sustainable Sheep Systems: Blowfly Strike (

External Materials:

Welcome to neXtgen Agri

Head Shepherd Podcast (