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Upcoming Workshops & Symposiums

NBCEC Symposium – Integrating DNA Information into Beef Cattle Production Systems

Kansas City Airport Holiday Inn
March 4-5, 2013


March 4 – Pre-Symposium Social Gathering
6:00pm Social hour and Dinner

March 5 – An Evolution of Beef Cattle Selection Technologies
7:00am Breakfast

Bob Weaber, Kansas State University, Moderator
8:00am
NBCEC Overview

8:30am
Commercial Ranch Project – Alison Van Eenennaam and Dan Drake, University of California – Davis

8:30 – 9:10am
Bull prolificacy and production in commercial beef cattle ranches using DNA paternity analysis – Dan Drake

9:10-9:50am
Economics of commercial ranch bulls: matching marketing strategy to bull selection – Alison Van Eenennaam

9:50am
Update of Breed Associations incorporating genomics technology into genetic evaluations and BIGS project – Dorian Garrick, Iowa State University

10:30am – Break

11:00am – noon
Updates on current USDA funded genomics projects and views towards wide-spread industry application – Jerry Taylor, University of Missouri

12:00pm – Lunch

Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska, Moderator

1:00pm
Use of Genomic Information in Pig Genetic Improvement Programs – Scott Newman, Geneticist, Genus, plc

2:00pm
Latest developments and future consequences for selection indices – Mike MacNeil, Delta G consulting

2:45pm – Break

3:15pm
Mate Selection Software – a step beyond selection indices – Brian Kinghorn, Professor of Quantitative Genetics, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia

4:15pm
Discussion and Wrap-up

5:00pm – Adjourn

6:00pm – Dinner