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Application of Advanced Genetic Technology in Beef Cattle Webinar

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 07:39:43 CST

Application of Advanced Genetic Technology in Beef Cattle Webinar The King Ranch Institute is holding a webinar on the application of advanced genetic technology in Beef cattle. The Webinar will be on February 25 and 26th.

Genetic technology in the beef industry changes so rapidly, it becomes a fulltime task for producers to keep up. In this workshop, participants will revisit basic genetic principles and be introduced to the new technology. Beef cattle genetics experts will teach the use of new tools and how to apply advanced genetic technologies in the real world of seedstock and commercial cattle production. Event photo courtesy Santa Gertrudis Breeders International, taken by Cate Doubet.

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

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