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King Ranch Institute Application of Advanced Genetic Technology in Beef Cattle-2019
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