Application of Advanced Genetic Technology in Beef  Cattle

Agenda 
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Date

February 22-23, 2018

Location

Florida Cattlemen’s Association

800 Shakerag Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744

407-846-6221

Fees

$300 – Covers materials, equipment, refreshments and meals.

Summary

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.

This lectureship is held in conjunction with Florida Cattlemen’s Association and Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation.

Learning Objectives
  • 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
Instructors

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