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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Young Producers Symposium

  • Starting from Scratch: Tips for building an operation from the ground up, by Kevin and Lydia Yon, Yon Family Farms, Ridge Spring, SC
    1. Summary by Mayzie Purviance | PowerPoint (15.2 MB pdf) | Audio
  • Smart financial planning: Business planning and loan approval for young cattlemen, presentation by Curt Lacy, Mississippi State University
    1. Summary | PowerPoint (7.8 MB pdf) | Audio
  • Marketing Challenges Your Dad Didn't Face: Understanding millennial consumers and social marketing strategies, presentation by Amanda Radke, rancher, marketing specialist and correspondent for BEEF magazine, Mitchell, SD
    1. Summary by Shelby Mettlen | PowerPoint (22.6 MB pdf) | Audio

 

  1. NAAB Symposium

  • The Benefits of Proven Genetics and Artificial Insemination, by Justin Rhinehart, University of Tennessee, and Dave Patterson, University of Missouri
    1. Rhinehart summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (267 KB pdf) | Audio
    1. Patterson summary by Shelby Mettlen | PowerPoint (8.6 MB pdf) | Audio
Thursday, June 1, 2017

General Session I: The current value and future promise of genomics for beef improvement
Moderator: Keith Bertrand, University of Georgia

 

  • The promise of genomics for beef improvement, presentation by Daniela Lourenco, University of Georgia
    1. Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (2.8 MB pdf) | Proceedings (537 KB pdf) | Audio (15.9 MB)

  • What the beef industry can learn about genomics use from other industries? presentation by Tom Lawlor, Holstein Association USA
    1. Summary by Tom Lawlor | PowerPoint (12.4 MB pdf) | Proceedings (306 KB pdf) | Audio (28.5 MB)
  • Where we are going with genomics and genetic improvement, presentation by Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska, and Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California–Davis
    1. Summary | PowerPoint (9 MB pdf) | Proceedings (575 KB pdf) | Audio (22.9 MB)

Thursday Awards Luncheon (see Awards page)


Advancements in Genomics and Genetic Prediction breakout session; moderator: Mark Thallman, USDA-ARS-MARC

  • Genomic prediction developments at American Angus Association, presentation by Stephen Miller, American Angus Association
    1. Summary by Shauna Hermel | PowerPoint (4.7 MB pdf) | Audio (23.4 MB)
  • A new cow fertility prediction, presentation by Bruce Golden, Theta Solutions
    1. Summary | PowerPoint (205 KB pdf) | Audio (14.5 MB)
  • Considerations for adjusting carcass traits to differing end points, presentation by Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska
    1. Summary | PowerPoint (222 KB pdf) | Audio (12.8 MB)
  • BIF subcommittee report on across-breed EPD programs: Proposed improvements, presentation by Larry Kuehn, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
    1. Summary | PowerPoint (612 KB pdf) | Proceedings (144 KB pdf) | Audio (13.6 MB)

Advancements in Producer Applications breakout session; moderator: Darrh Bullock, University of Kentucky

  • Panel Discussion: Implications of multi-breed evaluations and across-breed EPDs for commercial cattlemen, panelists include
    • Bruce Golden, Theta Solutions
    • Larry Kuehn, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
    • Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska
    • Joe Epperly, North American Limousin Foundation
    1. Summary by Troy Smith | Kuehn PowerPoint (1.2 KB pdf) | Epperly PowerPoint (1.1 MB pdf) | Proceedings (22 MB pdf) | Audio
  • Local genetic adptation project, presentation by Jared Decker, University of Missouri
    1. Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (6.2 MB pdf) | Audio
  • Genetics of reproduction project, presentation by Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California–Davis
    1. Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (21.4 MB pdf) | Audio

Advancements in efficiency and adaptability breakout session; moderator: Mark Enns, Colorado State University

  • Evaluating sustained cow production: Alternate definitions of stayability, presentation by Scott Speidel, assistant professor, Colorado State University
    1. Summary by Shelby Mettlen | PowerPoint (1.6 MB pdf) | Audio
  • Cow and bull fertility in a fescue-challenged environment, presentation by Justin Rhinehart, associate professor and extension beef specialist, University of Tennessee
    1. Summary | PowerPoint (2.9 MB pdf) | Audio
  • Beef cattle climate adaptability: How can genomics help? presentation by Raluca Mateescu, associate professor of quantitative genetics and genomics, University of Florida
    1. Summary by Mayzie Purviance | PowerPoint (12.8 MB pdf) | Audio
  • Feed intake in Brangus cattle: Experiences and recommendations presentation by Lisa Kriese-Anderson, associate professor and extension specialist, Aburn University
    1. Summary | PowerPoint (3.4 MB pdf) | Audio

  • Susceptibility to BRDC: The ongoing search for genetic markers presentation by Tara McDaneld, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
    1. Summary | PowerPoint (1.3 MB pdf) | Audio

 

Friday, June 2, 2017

General Session II: Profitability using the tools we have

Moderator: Lawton Stewart, University of Georgia

  • Strategic use of heterosis, presentation by Todd Thrift, University of Florida
    1. Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (9.6 MB pdf) | Proceedings (114 Kb pdf) | Audio
  • The power of index-based selection, presentation by Darrh Bullock, University of Kentucky; Donnell Brown, R. A. Brown Ranch; and Larry Keenan, Red Angus Association of America
    1. Summary | PowerPoint (5.6 MB pdf) | Proceedings (407 Kb pdf) | Audio
  • Investing in the future: Heifer development for longevity, presentation by Justin Rhinehart, University of Tennessee
    1. Summary by Mayzie Purviance | PowerPoint (6.1 MB pdf) | Proceedings (398 kb pdf) | Audio
  • Factors affecting feedlot performance, presentation by Gary Fike, Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity Cooperative
    1. Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (4.3 MB pdf) | Busby Proceedings | Audio

Friday Awards Luncheon (see Awards page)

 

Advancements in emerging technology breakout sessions; moderator: Megan Rolf, Kansas State University

  • Update on the GGP-F250 and loss of function lethals, presentation by Jerry Taylor, University of Missouri–Columbia
    1. Summary | PowerPoint (9.4 MB pdf) | Audio
  • How genome editing could synergistically accelerate animal genomics, presentation by Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California–Davis
    1. Summary | PowerPoint (11.5 MB pdf) | Audio
  • Economic risk analysis of embryo transfer programs through stochastic simulation, presentation by Dustin Aherin, Kansas State University
    1. Summary | PowerPoint (862 KB pdf) | Proceedings (583 Kb pdf) | Audio
  • Basics and prospects in epigenetics, presentation by Chad Niederhuth, University of Georgia
    1. Summary | PowerPoint (7.2 MB pdf) | Audio

Advancements in end product improvement breakout sessions; moderator: Tommy Perkins, International Brangus Breeders Association

  • Field testing $BEEF in purebred cattle, presentation by Tom Brink, Red Angus Association of America
    1. Summary by Troy Smth | PowerPoint (3.7 MB pdf) | Audio
  • Insights from ongoing beef flavor research, presentation by Bridget Wasser, Meat Science & Technology, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, a contractor for the beef checkoff
    1. Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint unavailable | Audio
  • Genetic improvement of carcass traits in Bos indicus-influenced cattle, presentation by Raluca Mateescu, University of Florida
    1. Summary | PowerPoint (5.4 MB pdf) | Audio
  • Transcriptome data supporting early prediction of carcass merit in young cattle, presentation by Heather Dunn and Matt Burns, Clemson University
    1. Summary | PowerPoint (2.3 MB pdf) | Audio

Advancements in selection decisions breakout session; moderator: Bob Weaber, Kansas State University

  • Genomic analysis of udder traits in tropically adapted beef cows, presentation by Mallory Tollenson, Clare Gill, Andy Herring, Penny Riggs, Jason Sayer, Jim Sanders and David Riley, Texas A&M University
    1. Summary | PowerPoint (779 KB pdf) | Audio
  • Exploring variation in beef cattle water intake and utilization, presentation by Cashley Ahlberg, Kansas State University
    1. Summary | PowerPoint (1.5 MB pdf) | Audio
  • Making the most of genetic selection in a challenging environment, presentation by John Genho, president and general manager, Conservation and Environmental Resources, Alico Inc.
    1. Summary | PowerPoint (4 MB pdf) | Audio
  • Development of genomic pipeline for IGS BOLT genetic evaluations, presentation by Mahdi Saatchi, International Genetic Solutions
    1. Summary | PowerPoint (3.2 MB pdf) | Audio

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