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DNA Technology in Beef Cattle

Date: Time: 11:30 am
USMARC in Clay Center
Contact: Matt Spangler, (402) 472-6489,
11:30-1:00 Lunch at the Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, NE

1:00-1:20 Welcome and Overview of USMARC Activities—Gary Bennett, USMARC

1:20-1:50 Genetic Control of Feet and Leg Structure in Cattle—Bob Weaber, Kansas State University

1:50-2:20 Water Intake in Beef Cattle: Is it controlled by Genetics?—Megan Rolf, Kansas State University

2:20-2:40 Selection for Improved Feed Efficiency: Comparison of Different Indices– Mark Thallman, USMARC.

2:40-3:00 BREAK

3:00-3:20 Improving Across-Breed EPD Adjustments—Larry Kuehn, USMARC

3:20-3:50 Evaluating “Single-Step” Methodology for Genomic Selection—Larry Kuehn, USMARC

3:50- 4:20 How to Get the Most Out of Genomic Selection—Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

4:20-4:40 Summary–Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Meeting Adjourn 5:00pm

Additional Public Info:
RSVP by October 2nd (; 402-472-2907). Registration fee is $15 and includes lunch and all handout material.

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