DNA Technology in Beef Cattle: Where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going

9:00 am–4:15 pm
USMARC
9-9:30—Introduction to the US Meat Animal Research Center (Director John Pollak)

9:30-10:00— Utilizing genetic tools to meet your breeding objectives (Dr. Darrh Bullock, University of Kentucky)

10:00-10:30 Genomic training and evaluation—A reminder of how and why (Dr. Steve Kachman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

10:30-11:00 —Current status of genomic selection in the US beef industry (Dr. Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

11:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:45— Translating bovine respiratory disease (BRD) genomic information to industry outcomes (Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California-Davis)

1:45-2:30—Genetic improvement of feed efficiency in beef cattle (Dr. Bob Weaber, Kansas State University)

2:30-3:15— Turning loss into gain: Managing genetic risk to improve fertility (Dr. Megan Rolf, Kansas State University)

3:15-3:45— Getting the most out of genomics – how we need to improve novel trait phenotyping (Dr. Larry Kuehn, US Meat Animal Research Center)

3:45-4:15—Wrap up

Additional Public Info:
RSVP by October 1st to sherri.pitchie@unl.edu or (402) 472-2907. Registration fee is $15 which includes lunch and all handout materials.

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