Presenters at next month’s seedstock conference, “Applying Old Rules to New Technology Production,” will be covering two topics that are sure to help breeders take their business into the future.
Dr. Jonathan Beever from the University of Illinois will be presenting on genetic defects.
“Dr. Beever is the leading geneticist in the United States on genetic defects and has developed several DNA diagnostics currently available for testing and managing breeding stock for exactly these types of problems,” Strohbehn said. “This is a session our bull breeders should not miss if they are serious about being a producer with the highest integrity.”
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Both Dr. Jim Reecy of Iowa State University and Dr. Darrh Bullock of the University of Kentucky will present information on beef cattle genomics and their incorporation into genetic predictions and selection programs.
Reecy has been at the forefront of the discovery and development of gene markers, which relates to various production traits in beef cattle. Bullock has been on the other side of the genetic equation, which is relating how to best utilize these informational tools in advancing bull breeding programs.