Advanced Genetic Technology in Beef Cattle Lectureship
- Monday, May 8, 2017 to Tuesday, May 9, 2017, from 8:00am to 12:00pm
- Bozeman, MT, GranTree Inn
In recent decades, genetic technology has evolved at a rapid pace. Keeping up with the genetic selection and evaluation innovations, and understanding which advancements are practical for your operation can be daunting. This lectureship will not only strengthen the foundational understanding of genetic principles among attendees, but it will also build upon them to enable attendees to apply advanced genetic technologies in the real world of seedstock and commercial cattle production.
- Develop breeding objectives by identifying environmental constraints, marketing alternatives, and the economic relevancy of traits.
- Decipher performance measures, adjusted data, ratios, and Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs).
- Understand selection accuracy, confidence intervals, and strategies for multiple trait selection.
- Application of advanced genetic tools including genomically enhanced EPDs and marker assisted management in genetic advancement.
Bob Weaber, Ph.D.
Associate Professor/Extension Specialist
Animal Sciences and Industry, Kansas State University
Matt Spangler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor/Beef Genetics Extension Specialist
Animal Science Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Details & Information
Registration is $300, which includes all workbook materials, refreshments and meals.
For more information about the lecturship, contact Endecott at (406) 994-3747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information including the agenda and hotel information, or to register online, visit http://krirm.tamuk.edu/lectureships/genetictechnology/, or call the KRIRM office at (361) 593-5401.
Dr. Rachel Endecott