DNA Technology in Beef Cattle Conference

DNA Technology in Beef Cattle Conference:

cattle in pastureWhere we've been, where we are, and where we're headed

DNA Technology continues to advance as well as the use of that technology in cattle breeding and genetic selection. The 2013 conference held at the USDA Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) in Clay Center, Nebraska highlighted these advancements.

June 2013 Topics and Speakers

  • Current State of Integrating Genomics into National Cattle Evaluations
      Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • New Genotyping Platforms
      Elisa Marques, GeneSeek a Neogen Company
  • What Do We Hope to Learn From Sequence Information?
      Larry Kuehn and Warren Snelling, US Meat Animal Research Center
  • Genomics of Bovine Respiratory Disease: An Update
      Alison Van Eenennaam, UC Davis
  • Life-cycle Analysis of Beef Production
      Kim Stackhouse, National Cattlemens Beef Association
  • Improving Beef System Efficiency: A genetics perspective
      Bob Weaber, Kansas State University
  • Genomic Predictors of Feed Efficiency
      Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The recordings of all talks from this meeting can be viewed on the National Program for Genetic Improvement of Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle conference page.

 

2012 Conference

The 4th annual conference on DNA technology applied to beef cattle selection was held at the US Meat Animal Research Center on June 27, 2012. Talks focused on exciting evolutions in DNA technology including methods of genotyping that could cut the cost of parentage testing in half, new genetic discoveries that impact fertility, the potential impact of genomics on improving feed efficiency, and updates on the current utilization of this technology in the estimation of EPDs by several breed associations.

The recordings of all talks from this meeting can be viewed on the National Program for Genetic Improvement of Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle conference page.


2011 Conference

The recordings of all talks from this meeting can be viewed on the National Program for Genetic Improvement of Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle conference page.