Application of Advanced Genetic Technology in Beef  Cattle

Agenda: Montana
Agenda: South Dakota 
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Dates & Locations

May 8-9, 2017; Bozeman, Montana
Best Western Plus Grantree Inn
1325 N 7th Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
406-587-5261 (Group Rate: $93/night;  Event name: “Application of Advanced Genetic Technology in Beef Cattle”)

May 11-12, 2017; Rapid City, South Dakota
Rushmore Inn and Suites
445 Mount Rushmore Rd
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-646-4690 (Group Rate: $79/night for reservations made by April 18th;  Event name: “Beef Cattle”)


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


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.

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

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